Self-driving vehicles have arrived in New York

Buckle up — self-driving cars have arrived in New York City.

Or at least to the confines of the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s 300-acre site, where, beginning Wednesday, workers and visitors will be able to hitch a ride on a fleet of six driverless shuttles around a mile-long loop.

Fatoumata Camara, a 24-year-old personal banker, told The Post she’d “absolutely” be riding the futuristic shuttles. “I think that self-driving cars fit the agenda of everything else in society today,” said the Bushwick resident.

“Everything is programmed to where computers do everything and we have less work to do.”

Optimus Ride, a Boston-based startup founded in 2015, is operating the robo-vehicles and has been testing them around the industrial hub since April.

Strict state laws have kept the Big Apple’s public streets free of the futuristic vehicles so far, and the new buggies will run only on the Navy Yard’s private roads.

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