Autonomous tram to start closed testing ahead of Moscow street debut

Boston-based self-driving startup Optimus Ride said on Thursday that it will provide rides in its golf cart-sized vehicles to tenants of a $1.4 billion mixed-use development project in Reston, Virginia, starting later this year. It will be a very modest deployment of the technology ó three vehicles on a fixed loop to and from the parking facility ó but it underscores the need for self-driving car operators to rein in their ambitions before going public. An MIT spinoff, Optimus Ride said its vehicles would be confined to the private development site called Halley Rise, and it will be geofenced, meaning they canít operate outside of a specific geographic area. Human safety drivers will be in each vehicle in case anything goes wrong,... Continue reading…

Autonomous tram to start closed testing ahead of Moscow street debut

A Russian urban electric vehicle manufacturer and developers of artificial intelligence for autonomous driving systems are working on a city tram that will trundle itself around the streets ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Gizmag

Another self-driving car startup is starting small, and thatís a good thing

Boston-based self-driving startup Optimus Ride said on Thursday that it will provide rides in its golf cart-sized vehicles to tenants of a $1.4 billion mixed-use development project ...

Thu 7 Feb 19 from The Verge

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