First autonomous shuttle Coasts in New York

First self-driving shuttle Coasts into New York’s Times Square

Coast Autonomous CTO Pierre Lefevre poses in Times Square before the company’s P-1 autonomous shuttle. There’s an extra bus cruising through the heart of Times Square this morning – but there’s no one behind the wheel of… Coast Autonomous CTO Pierre Lefevre visits Times Square with the company’s P-1 autonomous shuttle. There’s an extra bus cruising through the heart of Times Square this morning but there’s no one behind the wheel of this vehicle. It doesn’t even have a wheel.

Coast Autonomous, a new entry in the crowded self-driving vehicle market , kicked off a day of demonstrations on Broadway in New York’s crowded Times Square, a symbolic location meant to demonstrate the company’s confidence in its technology. While Coast is only a year old, it has been working on the tech for 15 years, Chief Technology Officer Pierre Lefvre told Digital Trends.

Indeed, Coast’s tech is behind Navya, the company whose self-driving buses power Keolis vans that have been shuttling folks up and down the Las Vegas strip. And occasionally having minor fender-benders .

Coast’s first vehicle, called the P-1 Shuttle, is a bi-directional van that looks normal from the outside. Inside, it’s basically a bathtub on wheels, with no seats […]

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