Texas Autonomous Vehicle Task Force Will Work with School Bus Companies

A recent announcement from the Texas Department of Transportation said it is creating a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force to become a central point of coordination within the state.

The task force is going to be a one-stop resource for information and coordination on all ongoing CAV projects.

While there are no commercial or public-school buses that are currently pursing CAV tech, some transit agencies are looking for fleet upgrades as CAV tech advances. A spokesperson for TXDOT said the agency “will be interested in any bus type or company that would want to use CAV tech in Texas.”

“With our world-class universities, top-notch workforce and start-up culture, Texas is a national leader in the development of new technologies,” Gov. Greg Abbott announced earlier this week. “As transportation technology advances, the CAV Task Force will ensure that the Lone Star State remains at the forefront of innovation.”

The Task Force will continue to enable companies to consider innovative ideas around CAV technology.