Driverless cars have arrived in Brooklyn. Boston-based said its self-driving shuttles will this week begin serving passengers within a geofenced area at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre shipyard and industrial complex located in northwest Brooklyn, as . The company claims it’s the first-ever self-driving vehicle deployment in New York state.
Starting tomorrow, Optimus Ride’s six-bus fleet will shuttle a portion of the thousands of passengers who commute daily from the NYC Ferry stop at Dock 72 to the Cumberland Gate at Flushing Avenue. In a press release announcing the service’s launch, Optimus Ride noted that the Navy Yard counts more than 400 businesses with over 10,000 employees among its tenants, making it an ideal proving ground for the company’s technology.
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