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Driverless shuttles being tested at Bishop Ranch

Original post made on Mar 7, 2017

Bishop Ranch could be moving that much closer to featuring driverless shuttles. Public and private transportation officials gathered Monday morning to demonstrate small shared autonomous vehicles now being tested in a parking lot at the San Ramon business park as part of a pilot program that could begin operating with up to 12 passengers per shuttle by year's end.

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Posted by Jim Simmons
a resident of Walnut Creek
on Mar 7, 2017 at 8:39 am

This concept and technology is the kind of cutting edge progress that shows the brilliance and dedication of all of those involved here in the East Bay and along the I-680 Corridor. Inspiring and nice to see. Kudos to Messrs. Mehran, Iwasaki, Hudson, and CCTA et al.

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Posted by Dave
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 8, 2017 at 1:02 pm

Thank you, Jim! We are fighting to keep California the number one test bed in the U.S. We are proceeding at a steady deliberate pace to insure there are no mistakes. Make no mistake! Our country is watching us....and so are other countries. There are a lot of jobs associated with this technology.

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Posted by job killer
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 9, 2017 at 7:11 am

This so-called technology will lead to driverless shuttles. Does not exactly sound like job creations for shuttle drivers? In the old days factories created jobs, but go look at the Jelly Belly factory or Budweiser factory, and due to so-called technology the jobs of workers on the line disappeared and were replaced by robots and automation. Be careful what you ask for, and all technology is not good for American workers.

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Posted by Dave
a resident of San Ramon
on Mar 15, 2017 at 8:00 pm

I left a list of where train and bus parts are manufactured all over this country tonight at CCTA meeting. Those are jobs. There is a need for testing and research. This is not just autonomous vehicles. The future is now for connected vehicles and you see new jobs related for this technology. The vehicles are here. If you want to continue to buy from Europe it will be done. There is a need and a use for these vehicles. People are moving ahead.

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