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Press Release - Easymile & Gomentum Station Announce Exclusive Agreement - October 5 2015

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  • 1. Pg. 1 of 2 EASYMILE AND GOMENTUM STATION ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT Preliminary collaborative agreement to pave the way for Shared Driverless Vehicle (SDV) shuttles in Northern California FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Monday, October 5, 2015 ISSUED BY: CONTACTS: Linsey Willis Director of External Affairs, CCTA 925.256.4728 lwillis@ccta.net Jean-Marc Desvaux Head of Communications and Marketing, EasyMile +65 6592 0960 jean-marc.desvaux@robosoft.com 2999 Oak Road, Suite 100, Walnut Creek, CA 94597 @CCTA | /ContraCostaTransportationAuthority 925.256.4700 | gomentumstation.net | info@ccta.net | ccta.net ABREST, France & WALNUT CREEK, California – EasyMile and GoMentum Station announced today an exclusive collaborative agreement to launch the first fleet of EZ10 Shared Driverless Vehicles (SDV) in Northern California for prototype testing and future commercialization. EasyMile, a joint venture between Ligier Group, a vehicle manufacturer, and Robosoft, a high tech company specializing in services robotics, has successfully deployed SDV vehicles in Finland, France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. This new partnership with GoMentum Station in Concord, California marks the first intended deployment of SDV vehicles in the United States. Designed to operate at low speeds and transport passengers for a short distance, EasyMile’s shuttles will begin running as a GoMentum Station pilot demonstration project in Bishop Ranch, a business park located in San Ramon, California. The demonstration project is expected to begin in summer 2016 with two SDV vehicles. “The Contra Costa Transportation Authority and GoMentum Station look forward to partnering with EasyMile to test the next generation of transportation in Contra Costa County. This technology offers an innovative new approach to helping travelers get to transit stations, business districts, and other local amenities without the hassle of driving and parking, which could be a replicable solution for many urban and suburban communities in the United States,” said Randell Iwasaki, CCTA’s Executive Director. “We are excited to work with our partners, EasyMile and GoMentum Station, in testing SDV shuttles at Bishop Ranch— the first time EasyMile shuttles will be piloted in the United States,” said Alex Mehran, CEO of Bishop Ranch. “Our organization is always striving to provide the businesses who choose to locate here with world class services, and this is one more exciting amenity we can offer our clients.” “We are thrilled to launch our newest prototype of EasyMile’s SDV shuttles in the United States by leveraging GoMentum Station’s support of automated vehicle research and deployment and Bishop Ranch’s willingness to embrace the future,” said Gilbert Gagnaire, EasyMile President. “This new, exclusive partnership builds on our current success around the globe, adding to our growing portfolio of SDV shuttles operating in France, Spain, Finland, Switzerland, and the Netherlands.”
  • 2. Pg. 2 of 2 EASYMILE AND GOMENTUM STATION ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE AGREEMENT Preliminary collaborative agreement to pave the way for Shared Driverless Vehicles (SDV) shuttles in Northern California About GoMentum Station GoMentum Station in Concord, California is where the Contra Costa Transportation Authority leads and facilitates a collaborative partnership among multiple automobile manufacturers; original equipment manufacturers and Tier 1 suppliers; communications suppliers; technology companies; researchers and academia; public agencies and other partners. At GoMentum Station, technology, innovation and commercialization will converge to define the next generation of transportation network infrastructure. More information about GoMentum Station is available at gomentumstation.net. About EasyMile EasyMile is a joint venture between a vehicle manufacturer (Ligier Group) and a high tech company specializing in services robotics (Robosoft). The company provides shared driverless transportation for the last mile that complement mass transportation solutions. This ‘green’ service addresses short distances that are too long to walk to, from a transport hub to a final destination where cars are either ‘off limits’ or where parking space is limited or non-existent. It also provides a service for short distances within confined sites. EasyMile autonomous vehicles operate either on demand or follow a set route calling at all stations. About The Contra Costa Transportation Authority The Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is a public agency formed by Contra Costa voters in 1988 to manage the county's transportation sales tax program and oversee countywide transportation planning efforts. CCTA is responsible for planning, funding and delivering critical transportation infrastructure projects and programs that connect our communities, foster a strong economy, increase sustainability, and safely and efficiently get people where they need to go. CCTA also serves as the county's designated Congestion Management Agency, responsible for putting programs in place to keep traffic levels manageable. More information about CCTA is available at ccta.net. Download images of the EasyMile SDV vehicles here. © Alain Herzog ###

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