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File #: 19-329    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Appointment Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 5/28/2019 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 6/19/2019 Final action:
Title: Amended Perrone Robotics Performance Agreement SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Amended Perrone Robotics Performance Agreement ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, DeLoria, Johnson PRESENTER (S): N/A LEGAL REVIEW: Yes REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson BACKGROUND: Perrone Robotics, Inc. (Perrone), based in Crozet, Virginia, was founded in 2003 and develops mobile autonomous robotics solutions. Perrone currently is developing an autonomous shuttle service for County residents in collaboration with JAUNT, Inc. ("JAUNT"), a public service corporation providing transportation services in the Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and Nelson County. Before launching the autonomous shuttle service for County residents, Perrone and JAUNT have identified a need to acquire and equip a vehicle with appropriate equipment to operate autonomously and to conduct a pilot program to test the safety and operation aspects of an autonomous ...
Attachments: 1. Att.A - Amended Agrmnt Comparison, 2. Att.B - Resolution
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AGENDA DATE: 6/19/2019

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Amended Perrone Robotics Performance Agreement

SUBJECT/PROPOSAL/REQUEST: Amended Perrone Robotics Performance Agreement

ITEM TYPE: Consent Action Item

STAFF CONTACT(S): Richardson, Walker, Kamptner, DeLoria, Johnson

PRESENTER (S): N/A

LEGAL REVIEW: Yes

REVIEWED BY: Jeffrey B. Richardson

BACKGROUND: Perrone Robotics, Inc. (Perrone), based in Crozet, Virginia, was founded in 2003 and develops mobile autonomous robotics solutions.

Perrone currently is developing an autonomous shuttle service for County residents in collaboration with JAUNT, Inc. ("JAUNT"), a public service corporation providing transportation services in the Albemarle County, the City of Charlottesville, and Nelson County.

Before launching the autonomous shuttle service for County residents, Perrone and JAUNT have identified a need to acquire and equip a vehicle with appropriate equipment to operate autonomously and to conduct a pilot program to test the safety and operation aspects of an autonomous vehicle. If testing is successful, Perrone will conduct a three-month pilot program shuttling members of the public on one or more routes in and around Crozet with a professional safety-trained driver on board supplied by JAUNT, to be followed by related data collection and feedback.

At its December 5, 2018 meeting, the Board adopted a resolution stating in part that this project will promote economic development because it may enable Perrone to expand its business and further anchor its headquarters in Albemarle County.

This project also may inform County staff about impacts to the County's long-term plans, such as the Comprehensive Plan, and the Capital Improvement Plan, as well as to the future built environment in the County's Development Areas.

STRATEGIC PLAN: Economic Prosperity: Foster an environment that stimulates diversified job creation, capital investments, and tax revenues that support community goals.

DISCUSSION: The...

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