Self-driving cars transport SEAG athletes in Clark
Ding Cervantes (The Philippine Star) - July 24, 2019 - 12:00am

CLARK Freeport, Pampanga, Philippines — The Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said yesterday self-driving vehicles will be used to transport athletes at the Athletes’ Village at the New Clark City during the Southeast Asian Games this year end.

The BCDA said it is “partnering with US-based mobility company, COAST Autonomous, for the pilot testing of low speed autonomous vehicles within New Clark City at no cost to government. ‘’

‘’Three electric Coast P-1 shuttles are expected to arrive in the country in mid-October for the pilot testing. Each shuttle can accommodate up to 20 passengers and will transport athletes to and from the Athletes’ Village, the Athletics Stadium and the Aquatics Center. Shuttle services will also be offered to the riding public during the Games,’’ BCDA said.

COAST Autonomous will use high-definition, 3D mapping machines for the shuttles’ route.

“It is a great honor to partner with BCDA and the Philippines to deploy a fleet of (shuttles) to New Clark City for the SEA Games and we are grateful for this incredible opportunity.  The SEA Games is the perfect event and New Clark City, the ideal location to showcase the future of urban transportation,” COAST Autonomous chairman and CEO David Hickey said.

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