Optimus Ride Serves Public Transportation

April 08, 2019
Optimus Ride, an unmanned, autonomous car startup based in Boston, Massachusetts, United States (US), will bring its technology to the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The place is an industrial park of 300 hectares with more than 400 manufacturing businesses and 9,000 people working on site. There, Optimus Ride will start testing unmanned cars as a means of public transportation.

Reported by JawaPos.com from the DigitalTrends page, Friday (3/22), located just across the East River from Manhattan, the Yard will accommodate a number of Optimus Ride driverless cars that will transport workers around the site in an area determined by its geophysics.

The company's self-driving vehicle is equipped with various sensors and cameras to survey the road ahead and help it find its path. Kedaraan is capable of reaching speeds of up to 25 miles per hour, equivalent to 38.6 kilos per hour.

Optimus Ride calls it the first self-driving vehicle program launched in the state of New York, USA. Optimus Ride also launched a driverless car scheme at the 80-hectare retirement community complex in Fairfield, California, USA. On the New York and California sites, the company will also offer workers and residents access to vehicles without drivers among facilities in their respective locations.

Optimus Ride CEO and Co Founder Ryan Chin said that self-driving vehicle services are expected to be increasingly common because autonomous vehicle companies continue to hone their technology in an effort to improve their reliability and safety in a variety of driving conditions. Large companies such as Waymo, GM Cruise, and Ford have similar plans for self-driving cars. All three work on their own systems with regard to the launch of large-scale taxis on regular roads.

Optimus Ride was founded in 2015 by a team based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The company has more than 30 years of interdisciplinary research in self-driving technology.

Speaking of unmanned vehicles, the idea is indeed predicted to happen soon. Moreover, at this time very rapidly developing fifth generation cellular network technology aka 5G which is also intended for high-level communication of engines to machines (M2M) in this case autonomous vehicles.

Automated vehicles are also predicted to be the future of public transportation. Like science fiction films, in the next few years maybe we will ride public transportation without a driver to travel.

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