Tech firm landing at Hazelwood Green. Could gondolas be next?

An autonomous vehicle start-up could be moving into the former LTV Coke Works site in Hazelwood, even as planners play with ideas like creating gondola lifts, water taxis, and maybe even light rail as a way to get people there.

Aptiv, a self-driving car start-up, is believed to be the major tech tenant signed by the Regional Industrial Development Corp. to occupy the second of three buildings being erected as part of the Mill 19 project at the 178-acre Hazelwood Green site.

The company currently is based in the RIDC industrial park in O’Hara. In 2015, the firm — then a division of Delphi — acquired Carnegie Mellon University spinoff Ottomatika, which created software and systems for autonomous vehicles.