New York State's first self-driving vehicle programme has officially begun operations, after self-driving vehicle technology company Optimus Ride launched six autonomous vehicles at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a 300-acre industrial park. The vehicles, which will be available to the 10,000 employees of the businesses based at the complex, are expected to transport 500 passengers per day.
Apple has increased the number of self-driving test drivers it has on public roads in California, according to new figures from macReports, which show the company now has 143 safety drivers testing 69 vehicles. The latest numbers suggest the company has the third-largest autonomous car test fleet in the state, after GM Cruise and Waymo.
Travellers at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport can now test out an autonomous vehicle as part of a new pilot programme involving an EasyMile driverless shuttle. The electric vehicle will link the airport's Barbara Jordan Terminal with its rental car facility and ground transportation pick-up area.