Thanks to US Ignite’s Smart Transportation Testbed program funded and supported by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC), Fort Carson piloted its first automated shuttle operating on-site in 2021.

 

The route planned for the Mountain Express was identified after multiple site visits to Fort Carson. The route included multiple facilities – barracks, post exchange, commissary, fitness center. While the routed area included several desirable stops, it also presented challenging intersections and heavily trafficked roadways.

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The Moutain Express Autonomous Shuttle Project demonstrated the use of an AV shuttle to provide transportation services to soldiers on a fixed route to select facilities. Through this pilot, the research and implementation goals of the DoD were significantly advanced.

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