Pasadena’s Coast Autonomous Earns Prestigious Sustainability Award

Published : Sunday, November 18, 2018 | 5:51 AM

Pasadena-based Coast Autonomous has earned a world recognized sustainability award for its work in developing autonomous vehicle technology for places such as college campuses, amusement parks and airports.

Officials at Coast Autonomous announced earlier in November the company has received the 2018 Global Model of Green Mobility Award from the Global Forum on Human Settlements, a non-profit organization that works in tandem with the United Nations to build sustainable cities and infrastructure.

David M. Hickey, chairman and CEO of Coast, said he considers the award a privilege.

“We were honored and humbled to have received this prestigious award by the Global Forum,” Hickey said. “Coast builds community by connecting people with a mobility solution that put pedestrians first. Our self-driving vehicles are smarter, safer, and more convenient than existing modes of transportation at considerably lower costs.”

Coast Autonomous, located at 23 E. Colorado Blvd., in Pasadena, is a software and technology company focused on delivering AV solutions for low-speed environments through software technology for mapping and localization, robotics and artificial intelligence and fleet management and supervision systems.

Coast was recognized for its commitment to developing software that supports sustainable infrastructure during the 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Rights at the United Nations Conference Center in Bangkok, Thailand earlier this year.

The session brought together mayors from cities across the world including Santa Monica and Quezon City in the Philippines. Non-governmental organizations such as Habitat for Humanity and those working in the private sector also talked about sustainable infrastructure and smart cities technologies including autonomous rapid transit during the forum.

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