The N.C. Department of Transportation envisions a transportation system in North Carolina where shared mobility options are convenient, reliable, affordable, clean, and safe, and everyone has equal access to opportunities and services.
NCDOT is exploring how shared autonomous vehicles can help achieve that vision through the Connected Autonomous Shuttle Supporting Innovation program, or CASSI.
CASSI demonstrates the capability of shared autonomous vehicles to prepare for the future of mobility and enhance public transportation services.
CASSI evaluates how autonomous vehicles can best be used by riders with different needs and in different environments. Examples include transit applications such as first mile/last mile solutions and connected vehicle infrastructure.