Debuts Innovative Service at North Carolina State University
Durham, N.C., February 10, 2020 – TransLoc, a leader in mission-critical technology and transportation software solutions, announced it is providing real-time vehicle tracking software for CASSI, an autonomous vehicle (AV) launching today on the campus of North Carolina State University. This project debuts the first AV in North Carolina.
“Significant change is happening in transportation, and university campuses are becoming innovative testbeds for new and future technologies,” commented Ron Cygnarowicz, Vice President of Clients at TransLoc. “By partnering with NCSU and the North Carolina Department of Transportation, TransLoc is positioned as a leader in powering autonomous vehicle technology.”
CASSI, an acronym for Connected Autonomous Shuttle Supporting Innovation, made its debut last month at the North Carolina Transportation Summit. The shuttle will spend six months operating on a loop around NC State’s Centennial Campus with 3 pre-programmed stops, reacting to sudden changes in environment such as pedestrians, vehicles, or bicycles.
“NC State students and employees have come to rely on TransLoc to plan our transit trips. Naturally, we want to offer that same service to our CASSI customers,” said Mike Kennon, Asst. Director of Planning and Transportation at NC State. “NC State is excited to offer real-time vehicle tracking to the CASSI project. The innovation that TransLoc provides is the perfect complement to the autonomous vehicle research that will be taking place on campus.”
The vehicle runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Route schedules and up-to-the-minute locations can be found on the NC State website.
Hailed by Fast Company as one of the world’s most innovative companies in transportation, TransLoc joined forces with Ride Systems and DoubleMap under the Ford Mobility umbrella* to provide an unparalleled platform of intelligent transportation software solutions. Now one of the largest providers of transportation technology offerings in the world, the group supplies integrated mobility solutions to 1,300+ customers in all 50 United States and across the globe. The team provides mission-critical transit operation software and GTFS data solutions, so riders can enjoy a seamless travel experience with fixed route service, real-time microtransit ride hailing, and vehicle tracking through the ease of a smartphone app. To learn more, visit TransLoc.com, or follow on Twitter at @TransLoc.
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*On March 1, 2022, global technology company Modaxo acquired TransLoc from Ford Motor Company. TransLoc is no longer affiliated with Ford or any Ford properties.