Another Self-Driving Car Company Gets The OK To Test Its Vehicles In Boston

Another self-driving car company will test its vehicles in South Boston.

Optimus Ride announced Tuesday it's received approval from the state Department of Transportation and the city of Boston to test its driverless car technology in the Raymond Flynn Marine Park in the Seaport District.

The company nuTonomy has been testing its self-driving cars at the marine park since January.

"We at Optimus Ride are passionate about the impact that autonomy will have on the future of the transportation industry," Ryan Chin, co-founder and CEO of the Boston-based startup, which began at MIT, said in a statement. "We’re thrilled to see that MassDOT and the City of Boston share in this future vision, and look forward to seeing how this revolutionary partnership will benefit one of America’s greatest and most historic cities."

The Boston Globe first reported on Optimus Ride getting the OK to test.

State lawmakers are grappling with how to regulate autonomous vehicles.



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