METRO to Demo Self-Driving Car at Summit

METRO is shifting smart driving into high gear by inviting some of the state’s top transportation leaders to go for a spin in a driverless vehicle.

The autonomous vehicle demo kicks off the Texas Mobility Summit scheduled for Sunday through Tuesday, Oct. 15-17.

The three day-event brings together industry leaders, researchers, and policy makers to share ideas and map out a strategy to bring intelligent driving to mass transit.

The Texas Automated Vehicle Proving Grounds Partnership demonstration will take place at Houston TranStar Sunday from 4-6:30 p.m. at 6922 Katy Road. Participants will witness how a driverless vehicle can sense its environment and navigate surroundings.

The demonstration is being hosted by METRO in partnership with Texas A&M Transportation Institute, the Center for Transportation Research and the Texas Innovation Alliance.

The Texas Mobility Summit brings smart cities together with teams from Arlington, Austin, Bryan-College Station, Coastal Bend, DFW (Tarrant County), El Paso, Houston, San Antonio as well as R&D and Open Data. 

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