HMI Technologies, GoMentum Station, and Singapore government partner for ITS and autonomous vehicle trials
HMI Technologies and partners have announced an international agreement that will see the company testing its Ohmio autonomous shuttles at the GoMentum Station testing facility outside San Francisco.
Three parties—HMI Technologies, GoMentum Station, and Singapore’s Land Transport Authority (LTA)—have signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the intent to explore opportunities to work cooperatively on demonstration projects, to advance intelligent transportation systems (ITS) and autonomous vehicles (AVs).
CEO of HMI Technologies Australia, Dean Zabrieszach, explained HMI’s involvement, “Being part of this partnership, with progressive organizations GoMentum Station and Singapore’s LTA, further demonstrates the growing international respect for HMI Technologies. We look forward to working with the partners renowned for early adoption of intelligent transport systems, helping develop the next generation of sustainable mobility and intelligent transport technology.”
An ITS solutions provider and manufacturer, HMI Technologies has been deploying and managing trials of autonomous vehicles in in Christchurch, Sydney, and Melbourne and recently launched subsidiary Ohmio Automotion to manufacture connected autonomous vehicles (CAVs).
Singapore’s LTA has been testing autonomous vehicles since 2015. Examining first and last mile solutions will help them in aiming to bring greater mobility options to elderly and other mobility-impaired commuters who have difficulty using existing public transport.
GoMentum Station is an AV testing facility located in Walnut Creek, CA, just outside San Francisco. The facility works with global vehicle manufacturers and innovators who are developing and testing intelligent transport systems, internet of things, and smart city solutions.
“We are pleased to welcome two more leading innovators to GoMentum Station,” CCTA Executive Director Randell Iwasaki said. “The agreement with HMI Technologies and LTA not only strengthens the driverless vehicle research connection between government entities and private innovators, it also accelerates developing intelligent transport systems that can be used worldwide.”