Robot Cars to Deploy at Office Site

A start-up is to operate its autonomous vehicles at an office and real estate site in Virginia.

In June, Boston’s Optimus Ride will deploy three of its AVs at part-residential, part-commercial complex Halley Rise in Reston, Virginia. The company says the aim of the venture is to provide workers with on-demand self-driving transport that is fully restricted to the still under construction site’s confines. They will be ferried from their offices to the campus’s car parks.

Optimus Ride is partnering with real estate giant Brookfield Properties, the site’s operator, for the venture. An on-site Optimus “operations team” will be tasked with maintaining the fleet. Ryan Chin, the start-up’s founder and CEO, said: “We will deploy our self-driving system at Brookfield’s Halley Rise location this summer to provide users with autonomous mobility access between office buildings”.

He added that his company has planned further partnerships with Brookfield. Brookfield executive vice-president Greg Meyer said his company was “excited” to partner with Optimus Ride on AV services for workers at the site.

 

 


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