Self-driving vehicles agreed for new Virginia development

Self-driving technology company Optimus Ride has announced a partnership with developer Brookfield Properties to deploy its self-driving vehicles at a new mixed-use development in Reston, Virginia.

“In the future, we will advance our partnership by deploying our self-driving systems at additional Brookfield sites around the world.”

Dr. Ryan Chin, Optimus Ride

The company will provide tenants at buildings currently on the Halley Rise development with access to self-driving mobility services, starting in June 2019.

“We will deploy our self-driving system at Brookfield’s Halley Rise location this summer to provide users with autonomous mobility access between office buildings as we continue to scale our business,” said Dr. Ryan Chin, CEO and co-founder of Optimus Ride.



“In the future, we will advance our partnership by deploying our self-driving systems at additional Brookfield sites around the world.”

Tenants at the development will be able to call on Optimus Ride’s reservation system and on-demand ride services. Three self-driving vehicles will initially be available to transport tenants from their office buildings to parking lots within the development.

An on-site operations team will monitor the service and provide maintenance, cleaning, charging and updating of the self-driving fleet.

“We are excited to engage with Optimus Ride to deploy this program in an effort to increase mobility and add convenience for our tenants in their day-to-day lives,” said Greg Meyer, Executive Vice President of Brookfield Properties.