Self-Driving Shuttle Shows Off in Times Square

As skepticism about the viability of autonomous vehicles mounts in the media, one company takes on a publicity stunt at one of the busiest locations in the world.
July 20, 2018, 2pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"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," reports Jeremy Kaplan. The company chose the location in part to showcase its confidence in the technology.

"Coast’s first vehicle, called the P-1 Shuttle, is a bi-directional van that looks normal from the outside," writes Kaplan. "Inside, it’s basically a bathtub on wheels, with no seats for a driver or passengers and no space for a driver at all."

Coast technology is also behind the Navya shuttle on the Las Vegas Strip that was involved in a crash in November 2017.

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Published on Tuesday, July 17, 2018 in Digital Trends
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