Honda has announced that they’re testing automated and connected vehicle technologies at the Concord Naval Weapons Station in San Francisco. An agreement with the Contra Costa Transportation Authority, the City of Concord, and the U.S. Navy, Honda is testing a fleet of Acura RLX sedans at the newly-minted GoMentum Station. New, prototype sensors and cameras added to the vehicle will work hand-in hand with the extensive array of forward, reverse and corner sensors that enable a suite of AcuraWatch™ safety and driver assistive technologies on the production RLX.

Acura RLX at GoMentum Station 2GoMentum Station, a 5,000-acre facility, is the largest secure test-bed of its kind, located at the CNWS. The CNWS was officially closed in 2007 and is currently in the process of being transferred to the City of Concord. GoMentum Station contains 20-miles of paved, city-like roadway grids, buildings and other urban infrastructure, providing a realistic environment that will help accelerate the development of automated and connected vehicle technologies. The public will not have access to the test-bed site, and the automated vehicle testing will be restricted to GoMentum Station.

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