Self-driving car technology comes to the Brooklyn Navy Yard this summer

The car of the future is coming to Brooklyn.

News 12 Staff

Mar 26, 2019, 11:06 AM

Updated 1,935 days ago

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Self-driving car technology comes to the Brooklyn Navy Yard this summer
The car of the future is coming to Brooklyn.
At the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a futuristic shuttle is on its way to transport guests without a driver. 
   
“Our team is super excited about it and we can't wait to start,” says Dr. Ryan Chin.

Dr. Ryan Chin is the CEO and co-founder of Optimus Ride, a self-driving car technology company that is coming to the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

“We worked on this proposal for some time, and it really started to materialize some in the last four months,” says Dr. Chin.

He says the industrial park will start off with four self-driving cars on the private roads inside the  navy yard.
The cars will be on a loop providing shuttle service for passengers. 

“They want to be able to connect to things like the East River Ferry and the F, A, and C line which are nearby,” says Dr. Chin.

Optimus Ride says the self-driving cars will go 25 mph or less and say there has been 10 years of research with no accidents.
Dr. Chin says sensors, cameras and safety operators are all things that make the driverless cars safe.
The self-driving cars will be coming to the Brooklyn Navy Yard this summer.


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