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Our mission is to keep people moving and keep business moving, safely.

Ready to deploy self-driving fleets that safely move passengers and goods the first and last mile.

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Coast Autonomous driverless vehicles

Meet Coast Autonomous

COAST is a self-driving mobility company with best-in-class software focused on providing Autonomous Vehicle (AV) solutions in low-speed environments (campuses, cities, airports, etc.). COAST partners with proven manufacturers and partners to assemble its autonomous vehicles. As a result of these partnerships, COAST is able to put 100% of its focus on three critically important areas of AV product development:


Safety First

COAST vehicles have mandatory built-in redundancies and always will be able to stop safely. COAST vehicles analyze the environment to determine their speed and behavior, thereby providing optimum safety for passengers, pedestrians and other vehicles on the road.


Passenger Experience

COAST technology ensures a smooth and comfortable ride. Proprietary fleet management algorithms reduce wait times.



A large proportion of today's transportation market is low-speed: the majority of trips in city centers and on private sites move at less than 20mph. Low-speed AVs are safer, require less sensors, and provide a faster service for short trips. Focusing on low-speed allows COAST to offer cost-effective mobility solutions today.

Coast Autonomous Vehicle Solutions

COAST leverages a portfolio of proprietary best-in-class technologies to offer a variety of self-driving, low-speed vehicles that are efficient, cost-effective and safe.

Downtown • Airport • Theme Park • Campus • Moving Goods

Coast P-1 Shuttle

Giving City Centers Backto Pedestrians.

Our COAST P-1 Shuttle is designed to operate safely on pedestrian streets, in low-speed mixed traffic and in high-speed dedicated lanes. Called from a smart phone app, this on-demand shuttle can help cities improve the urban environment by expanding pedestrian areas.

Coast AV Golf Cart?

Improving Mobility and Parkingon Campuses and in Theme Parks.

Our AV golf cart converted by COAST is ideal for providing a 24/7 on demand mobility system for university campuses, business parks, medical campuses, theme parks, resorts, airports, etc.

Coast AV Flat Bed

Solving Logistics Bottlenecksfor On-Demand Mobility Systems.

Our COAST flat bed is an efficient and cost-effective way to provide a 24/7 on-demand mobility system to move goods. Ideal for airport cargo, baggage handling, campus and city center deliveries.

State-of-the-Art Technology

COAST’s fully integrated autonomous systems are designed for on-demand mobility services and optimized for the user experience.

New York City's Times Square Demonstration

An Actual 3D COAST Map of Downtown Tampa

COAST P-1 Shuttle at St. Petersburg Test Track

Mapping & Localization

COAST uses best-in-class mapping solutions for autonomous navigation, allowing an AV to localize (know where it is) either outdoors or indoors and to optimize the user experience. COAST performs mobile mapping using vehicle, trolley and backpack mobile mapping machines that create exhaustive and accurate 3D baseline maps in both indoor and outdoor environments.

Robotics & Artificial Intelligence

COAST develops best-in-class, fully integrated autonomous software with multiple layers of redundancy. Robotic software controls the vehicle (acceleration, braking and steering) and AI determines the vehicle's behavior and decision making (obstacle avoidance, optimum route, etc.)

Fleet Management & Supervision

COAST's fleet management positions vehicles close to where they are needed, reducing wait times and fleet sizes. COAST’s supervision system always has a “human in the loop” to monitor AV fleets and ensure safety.

Unrivaled Experience and Expertise

Coast Autonomous Executive Management Team
David M. Hickey

David M. Hickey

Chairman and CEO
Adrian Sussmann

Adrian Sussmann

President and Board Member
Pierre Lefevre

Pierre Lefevre

CTO and Board Member
Dr. Cyril Royere

Dr. Cyril Royere

Robotics Chief
Dr. Jerome Ninot

Dr. Jerome Ninot

Mapping Chief
Aimie Nghiem

Aimie Nghiem

Director of Program Development
Graham Eisner

Graham Eisner

Head of Sales

Industry Visionaries and Thought Leaders

Coast Autonomous Advisory Board
JDario Franchitti

Dario Franchitti

3-Time Indianapolis 500 Winner
Champion driver and expert in road safety. Dario will help Coast’s engineers understand all aspects of safe driving, including anticipation, analysis of vehicle trajectories, behavior of other road users, etc.
Marco Pavone

Dr. Marco Pavone

Stanford University Professor
Dr. Pavone is a leading expert in robot autonomy. He is an Assistant Professor of Aeronautics and Astronautics and the Director of Stanford’s Autonomous Systems Laboratory (ASL). He will help advise Coast on fleet management.
Rick Baker

Rick Baker

Former Mayor of St. Petersburg
Mayor Baker is a visionary leader responsible for the renaissance of Florida’s 4th largest city. He understands city government and knows how to get remarkable things done. In 2011, the Daily Beast named him “America’s greatest mayor of the decade.”
Allan McNish

Allan McNish

3-Time 24 Hours of Le Mans Champion
Allan has had a highly successful motorsports career reaching the pinnacle in sports cars and Formula 1. He is currently the Team Principal for the winning Audi Formula E team. He brings a wealth of experience and enthusiasm that will help drive COAST to success.

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