The objective of the project was to evaluate the feasibility of completely automating (using technology developed by University of California, Berkeley) 37.6 miles of SR-60 (Pomona Freeway) from downtown Los Angeles (I-710) to I-15 in Riverside County.

The project main tasks and role of Sarakki Associates Inc., included but not limited to the following:

  1. Automated Lane high level requirements analysis.
  2. Develop alternative concepts of automation including safe automated check-in and check-out procedures
  3. Communication system between roadway to vehicle and vehicle to vehicle systems.
  4. Estimation of demand for the year 2020.
  5. Develop preliminary scaled drawings for preferred safe and redundant automated system for the dedicated truck lane.
  6. Estimate infrastructure costs (at grade and grade separation), automation costs, operation and maintenance costs.
  7. Identify system limitations and operational efficiencies.
  8. Perform comparative benefit-cost analysis between automated and conventional lanes.
  9. Identify advantages and disadvantages and system limitations in terms of capacity.