Minnesota Autonomous Bus Pilot

This pilot project will research vehicle and infrastructure requirements for an autonomous vehicle bus that can safely operate in cold weather climate conditions. The project has the following goals: (1) Identify the challenges of operating autonomous vehicle technologies in snow/ice conditions and test potential solutions through field testing. (2) Identify the challenges and strategies of having third parties safely operate autonomous vehicles on the State transportation system. (3) Identify infrastructure gaps and solutions to safely operate autonomous vehicles on the State transportation system. (4) Prepare transit for improving mobility services and financial effectiveness through autonomous vehicles. (5) Increase Minnesota's influence and visibility on advancing autonomous vehicles/connected vehicles. (6) Enhance partnerships between government and industry on advancing autonomous vehicles/connected vehicles in Minnesota.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $351831
  • Contract Numbers:

    1025814 WO#3

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Minnesota Department of Transportation

    395 John Ireland Boulevard
    St Paul, MN  United States  55155
  • Project Managers:

    Bartelt, Mitch

  • Performing Organizations:

    WSB & Associates

    701 Xenia Ave.
    Suite 300
    Minneapolis, MN  United States  55416
  • Principal Investigators:

    Sabeti, Kian

  • Start Date: 20170202
  • Expected Completion Date: 20180630
  • Actual Completion Date: 0

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01626370
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Minnesota Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 1025814 WO#3
  • Files: RiP, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: Feb 23 2017 11:07AM