Driverless Cars Arrive in New York City

Driverless Cars Arrive in New York City

Driverless vehicles have unveiled in New York City. For now, they can be found shuttling people around a loop at the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Key findings

"Advocates say the self-driving technology can be harnessed to increase the reliability and safety of taxis, Ubers and buses, as well as to make truck deliveries and to operate construction machinery. They also say it can reduce the need for personal cars and parking spaces in congested cities."

The New York pilot operates a fleet of just six vehicles currently and acts as a tiny tram.

Though operating autonomously, passengers are never aboard alone, they are accompanied by a safety driver and a software operator, both of which work to make sure everything goes accordingly and to collect data.

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