Ridesharing company Lyft and GoMentum Station, the autonomous vehicle testing facility in Concord, California, have announced a partnership to test Lyft’s self-driving vehicles.
Lyft announced last year that it was building an open self-driving system at its Level 5 Engineering Center in Palo Alto, California, working with automotive and technology partners.
The new partnership will see Lyft test its self-driving vehicles at GoMentum Station, helping to accelerate their introduction to the public.
“At Lyft, we believe in a future where self-driving cars make transportation safer and more accessible to everyone,” said Luc Vincent, VP of Engineering at Lyft.
“By partnering with GoMentum Station, we’re able to test our self-driving systems in a secure facility and advance our technology in an efficient way.”
Randy Iwasaki, Executive Director of the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, which manages GoMentum Station, said: “We are incredibly proud to be partnering with Lyft – a company who is known for building relationships with the public sector and fostering innovative solutions – because we know their presence at GoMentum Station will help facilitate more mobility options not only for Contra Costa’s residents, but for the entire Bay Area region in the future.”