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Former mayor Rick Baker backs driverless vehicle technology

Former St. Petersburg mayor Rick Baker has been added to the Advisory Board of California-based Coast Autonomous, a company that makes experimental, self-driving electric vehicles for cities looking to ease their mass transit woes.

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Former Mayor of Florida’s Fifth Most Populous City Joins Pasadena’s Coast Autonomous

Former Mayor Rick Baker of St. Petersburg, Florida has joined Pasadena-based Coast Autonomous as its Senior Advisor on Urban Deployment on its Advisory Board.

Baker, who was named America’s Greatest Mayor of the Decade in The Daily Beast and America’s Mayor/Public Official of the Year by Governing Magazine, said of the appointment, “I am very excited and energized to be joining Coast,” Baker said.

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I rode in a self-driving shuttle in Times Square

...and it showed what the early years of fully-autonomous vehicles might look like

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We Rode a Self-Driving Shuttle Around Times Square

The Coast Autonomous shuttle is a low-speed, self-driving vehicle the company hopes to deploy in cities, college campuses, and theme parks. PCMag took a ride in Times Square.

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Im selbstfahrenden Bus durch New York

Die erste Flotte von selbstfahrenden Bussen soll nach Angaben von Coast Autonomous ab dem kommenden Jahr an den Start gehen...

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Riding an autonomous shuttle through Times Square was reassuringly boring

Yesterday afternoon, I rode an autonomous shuttle down a short section of Broadway in the heart of Times Square, and it was easily the most boring part of my day. I'm not saying that because my life is particularly exciting, either. The trip was boring because everything inside the Coast Autonomous P-1 worked exactly the way it was supposed to...

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Coast Autonomous’ self-driving shuttles are boring, and that’s by design

Between 47th and 48th streets in the heart of Times Square, Coast Autonomous, a startup based in Pasadena, California, today showed off the fruit of its six-year research project: a slow-moving, self-driving shuttle designed to ferry folks from destination to destination at speeds of around 25 miles per hour.

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COAST Coasts to NYC for Autonomous LSV

Google and Waymo abandoned Low-Speed-Vehicles (LSV), those cute marshmallow cars/golf carts that can only go up to 25 mph. However another company sees great value in LSV’s for autonomous shuttles. Coast Autonomous invited members of the NY media to come to Broadway (between 47th and 48th Streets) today, Tuesday July 17, to ride on Manhattan’s first fully autonomous shuttle...

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First driverless shuttle takes ride through Times Square

New Yorkers got a sneak peek into the future of transportation Tuesday as the first driverless shuttle drove through the heart of New York City.

The Coast Autonomous shuttle drove through Times Square on a closed course between 47th and 48th streets. While it's not ready for the crowds of pedestrians just yet, developers expect the driverless shuttle to be on the road and carrying customers within three years...

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Self-Driving Vehicles Take Test Drives Around Times Square

Traffic in New York City can be maddening for anyone sitting behind the wheel, but now a company has come up with a plan to make things better for those trying to get around: Just let the vehicle drive itself.

The future of urban transportation could be in small driverless, self-driving vehicles like small shuttle buses ordered up from an app, reports CBS2’s Scott Rapoport.

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First-ever self-driving shuttle demo in Manhattan coming to Times Square

Coast Autonomous is inviting members of the NY media to come to Broadway (between 47th and 48th Streets) on Tuesday July 17 (9am to 2pm), to ride on Manhattan’s first fully autonomous shuttle!

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Nationally Recognized Mayor Joins Coast Autonomous' Advisory Board

“Mayor Baker knows what makes cities thrive and knows how to get remarkable things done…Combining Coast’s best-in-class mobility solutions and Rick’s knowledge and passion is a winning formula for people living in cities around the world.” -COAST Managing Director Adrian Sussmann.

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Coast Autonomous Lands Professor Pavone of Stanford University

Dr. Marco Pavone, a world-leading expert in robot autonomy, joins COAST’s Advisory Board to work with the Company to further develop its autonomous vehicle fleet management software and controls...

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Pasadena Business Now

Self-Driving Vehicle Technology Coast Autonomous Commits to Keep Headquarters in Pasadena

“Old Pasadena Management District is very pleased that Coast Autonomous has decided to remain in the historic Old Pasadena district,” Mulheim said, according to the press release. “...Coast Autonomous is a significant member of that important community.”

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The Scottish Sun

Race superstar Dario Franchitti using legendary skills behind the wheel to teach driverless cars

ROBO-CARS Race superstar Dario Franchitti using legendary skills behind the wheel to teach driverless cars The four-time IndyCar champ, 44, will pass on tips to boffins developing robotic systems to steer the hi-tech vehicles...

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Indy 500 Winner Hired To Improve AI In Self-Driving Cars

As the human race slowly accepts artificially-intelligent, self-driving cars, it’d be nice to know they’re safe. Coast Autonomous is going to an extreme length to make sure of that. The creators of a range of self-driving vehicles have recruited one of the best drivers in history, Dario Franchitti...

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