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CASSI in Cary’s Bond Park

The N.C. Department of Transportation has partnered with the Town of Cary to bring a novel-design, low-speed autonomous shuttle to Bond Park through the Connected Autonomous Shuttle Supporting Innovation program, or CASSI. 

Beginning March 6, the shuttle will run a four-stop route from the Cary Senior Center to Bond Park Community Center weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. until June 2. 

Manufactured by France-based Navya and operated by Lake Nona, Florida-based Beep, the shuttle relies on LiDAR, cameras and GPS technology to navigate on a fixed route. 

A similar shuttle was piloted under the CASSI program on the Centennial Campus of North Carolina State University in Raleigh in 2020 and at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills in 2021.

Facts about the autonomous vehicle:

  • There is no cost to ride
  • Transports up to 8 people and an attendant
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Fully electric​
  • Operates at speeds up to 12 mph​​​​​​​​


3/6/2023 8:17 AM