Rideshare Company Lyft has been hard at work to bring autonomous cars into reality and offering it all to the public. Previously, the company launched a pilot in Boston, thanks to a partnership with nuTonomy. The company will now extend the partnership to nuTonomy’s parent company Aptiv.
Through this partnership, Lyft will provide rides to folks that are attending the Computer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas from January 9th through the 12th. There are some things to keep in mind, however.
Attendees will not be able to grab a self-driving car to anywhere in Las Vegas, obviously, but there’s still a point to point affair with more than 20 pre-defined routes and destinations. Lyft will take on the duties of dispatch and Aptiv will provide the automated driving vehicles. The basic idea here is to show how Aptiv’s technology can hep deal with complicated driving environments.
If you’re interested in requesting a ride during this year’s CES, you can do so from the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Gold Loot, and you’ll get an “informative exhibit” that shows off the potential of self-driving cars before your trip. To add as a safety measure, there will be a safety driver behind the wheel, as well as an in-car host. So rest assured, you will get the full self-driving experience and measures to ensure your full safety.