Fred G. Bond Metro Park to Test Driver-Less Vehicles

CARY (TCR) — Fred G. Bond Metro Park is more than just pretty views and a place to hang out your peers. Lake Bond will be testing an autonomous shuttle this summer during specific hours of the day.

Lake Bond viewed from the trail.

The CASSI, which stands for Connected Autonomous Shuttle Supporting Innovation, is a completely driverless vehicle which can transport 5 people at a time. It can only reach speeds around 8-12 MPH, and will be offered to transport guests of the park free of charge from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on weekdays.

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CASSI is entirely electric and will offer trips between four locations at Lake Bond: the Cary Senior Center, Sertoma Amphitheater, Bond Park Boathouse, and Bond Park Community Center.

This service is scheduled to run until early July. If you want to see this new technology in action, visit the Fred G. Bond Metro Park while the program is still ongoing.

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