Connected and automated vehicle testing begins

AV shuttle in front of Mayo Clinic
Med City Mover AV shuttle,
Rochester, Minnesota
(Photo: MnDOT)

MnDOT’s Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAV-X) team and its partners are gathering data and user-experience information during a year-long project in downtown Rochester, Minnesota, to help prepare for the safe and expanded use of this technology. Med City Mover shuttles are part of the first automated vehicle pilot project to travel Minnesota streets. A similar project involving the City of White Bear Lake, in partnership with the University of Minnesota and nonprofit Newtrax, also is in development. A key objective of these projects is to improve the transportation system for people who cannot drive.

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