MTC’s Connected Vehicle Program, branded as “Catapult Bay Area,” supports connected vehicle, automated vehicle and autonomous vehicle deployments in the San Francisco Bay Area using Vehicle-to-Vehicle (V2V), Vehicle-to-Infrastructure (V2I) and Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications.
Catapult Bay Area aims to improve safety, mobility and the environment in the region through innovation and technology.
The goals of MTC’s Catapult Bay Area Program are to:
- Implement projects that can help the region meet the project performance targets identified in Plan Bay Area 2040
- Provide support to local agencies interested in deploying connected vehicle projects within their jurisdictions
- Provide technical seminars on relevant topics to help municipalities understand the technology and better prepare for this future technology
- Keep local municipalities and other stakeholders engaged by providing updates at the bi-monthly Arterial Operations Committee meetings
- Keep a pulse on technology and policy advancements being made at the federal, state and local levels
Catapult Bay Area Program Lead
Phone: (415) 778-5226
MTC, in close collaboration with San Francisco-based Automatic Labs, Inc., hosted a two-day “Connected Car Hackathon” to convene programmers, developers, artists, technologists, data analysts, environmental stewards and travel behavior experts to challenge participants to build apps and tools that encourage and support smarter and safer driving habits. While the focus was on developing smarter and safer driving apps or tools, participants could also develop apps that encourage travelers to consider alternate modes of transportation when traveling in the Bay Area.
The event was held on April 9-10, 2016, at MTC’s offices at the Joseph P. Bort MetroCenter, 101 Eighth Street, Oakland, at the Lake Merritt BART station. See more information, including the winning submissions.