In February 2020, the N.C. Department of Transportation and N.C. State University first launched CASSI on N.C. State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh.
From April through July 2021, CASSI will be tested at the Wright Brothers National Memorial in Kill Devil Hills. Contact the park directly to confirm the schedule.
The CASSI project is expected to be expanded into other communities in North Carolina later this year.
About the Shuttle
NCDOT is leasing the shuttle and partnering with other public entities for deployment across the state.
Facts about the CASSI:
- Electric and autonomous shuttle
- Transports up to 5 people from the same household or 3 people from different households (per COVID-19 safety recommendations)
- Wheelchair accessible
- Up to 16 hours of operation per charge
- Operates at speeds between 8 mph and 12 mph
About Autonomous Vehicles
Autonomous vehicles use cutting-edge technology to operate without a driver. The vehicles navigate the roadway using remote sensing laser technology called LiDAR and GPS used to extensively map and then monitor a fixed route. It is estimated that autonomous shuttles will be the transportation of the future. More information on autonomous vehicles is available from the
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.