Self-Driving Car Company Plans Seaport Tech Office
The Seaport has become a hub for testing self-driving cars, and one of the companies is putting down roots in the waterfront neighborhood.
Aptiv, which acquired self-driving car company NuTonomy in October for $450M, announced Tuesday it will open an office on Northern Avenue in the Seaport in Q2. The technology center will employ 300 and be similar to the company’s offices in Pittsburgh and Mountain View, California, BostInno reports. NuTonomy currently employs 40 in the Seaport and 130 globally.
“That will be the base for our new mobility segment that will be focused on automated driving, connected services and … where we think the industry is going,” Aptiv Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President Glen De Vos told BostInno.
NuTonomy was spun out of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has been providing autonomous taxi service in Singapore since 2016. It launched a partnership with Lyft in early December to provide select passengers with rides in a self-driving car within the Seaport. Along with NuTonomy, Optimus Ride tests self-driving technology in the neighborhood.