Tier One Automotive Supplier Sumitomo Electric to Partner With GoMentum Station
【Summary】GoMentum Station announced a new partnership with Sumitomo Electric, a major tier one automotive supplier of electronics that support autonomous and connected vehicles. Sumitomo Electric is the first supplier to collaborate with GoMentum Station and its partners on advancing automated vehicle technology.
CONCORD, Calif.,— GoMentum Station announced a new partnership with Sumitomo Electric, a major tier one automotive supplier of electronics that support autonomous and connected vehicles. Sumitomo Electric is the first supplier to collaborate with GoMentum Station and its partners on advancing automated vehicle technology. Sumitomo Electric's research and development subsidiary in Silicon Valley, Innovation Core SEI, leads the collaboration.
Designated as one of ten automated vehicle proving grounds by the United States Department of Transportation, GoMentum Station is a former Naval Weapon Station located east of San Francisco, and features more than 20 miles of paved roadway including city-like roadway grids, twin 1400 foot long tunnels, over passes, railroad tracks, a mini-city, and other urban infrastructure that provides a realistic environment for testing automated and connected technologies. Other companies testing autonomous technology at the site include Honda, Uber and Toyota.
Infrastructure at the GoMemtum Station Autonomous Vehicle Testing Site
Sumitomo Electric specializes in the development of materials, components, and software for critical functions including vehicle-to-vehicle, vehicle-to-infrastructure, and intra-vehicle communications, sensors, and vehicle safety. With 248,000 employees worldwide, Sumitomo Electric delivers technology for most popular automotive brands. "Tier one" suppliers directly provide the majority of components used by automotive manufacturers.
"Sumitomo Electric products form the ‘nervous systems' of the latest vehicles, and our efforts with GoMentum Station complement testing at our own testbeds in Japan and elsewhere," explains Mark Jansen, head of Autonomous and Connected Vehicles for Innovation Core SEI in Silicon Valley. "Our goal is to test future vehicle developments in realworld settings, safely and at scale.
GoMentum Station offers a uniquely realistic setting close to our Silicon Valley lab, and we're looking forward to accelerating our advanced technology testing at this world-class proving ground." As the managing entity for GoMentum Station's activities, the Contra Costa Transportation Authority (CCTA) is excited about the new partnership.
Originally from New Jersey, Eric is an automotive and technology reporter specializing in the high-tech industry in Silicon Valley. Eric has over fifteen years of automotive experience and a B.A. in computer science. These skills, combined with technical writing and news reporting, allows him to fully understand and identify new and innovative technologies in the automotive industry and beyond. He has worked on self-driving cars and as a technical writer, helping people to understand and work with technology. Outside of work, Eric likes to travel to new places, play guitar, and explore the outdoors.
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