A self-driving shuttle is scheduled to start at the Brooklyn Navy Yard on Wednesday.
The service will use six autonomous vehicles to transport passengers from the NYC Ferry stop at Dock 72 and the Yard’s Cumberland Gate at Flushing Avenue, according to Optimus Ride, makers of the vehicles.
The Optimus Ride launch is New York’s first self-driving vehicle program and is part of the $1 billion expansion of the 300-acre industrial park.
“The Brooklyn Navy Yard’s mission is to serve as a hub of urban innovation and we are constantly looking for new ways to improve the experiences of our tenants and visitors,” stated David Ehrenberg, president and CEO of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation. “We are excited to bring the future of transportation to New York and provide the 10,000 employees across the Yard and the Brooklyn community with greater access to convenient mobility.”