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Optimus Ride will test self-driving shuttle at Brooklyn Navy Yard

Regulations governing driverless vehicles is very restrictive in the city

Optimus self-driving car (Credit: Optimus Ride)

Self driving startup Optimus Ride will pilot an autonomous shuttle service on private roads in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, according to a report in The Verge. This avoids the need for DMV approval for testing on public roads.

Government roadblocks: Bill de Blasio rejected a plan proposed by General Motors in 2017 to test its driverless cars in Lower Manhattan. Ultimately, many of these new technologies could potentially help solve the transit problems in the City.

By the numbers: The shuttles have a top speed of 25 miles per hour and will connect to the nearest subway stop a mile away.

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