Aptiv, one of the global leaders in mobility technology, has officially launched a fleet of 30 autonomous vehicles in Las Vegas through the Lyft network. The vehicles will operate via Aptiv’s integrated autonomous driving platform, and will make its introduction to the public in a partnership with Lyft. Now, passengers will be able to request Aptiv vehicles in high-demand locations.
The partnership between Aptiv and Lyft could last a while since a multi-year agreement between the two companies was signed before the announcement. An increase in collateral influence has passed between them since the CES convention earlier this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. According to PRNewsWire: “that initial pilot provided more than 400 self-driving rides to the public, and earned an average customer rating of 4.99 out of five stars. Like the CES program, vehicles will be operated by highly-trained safety drivers.”
Kevin Clark, Aptiv’s current president and chief executive officer, provided the following statement in regards to the company’s new endeavor:
“With Aptiv’s autonomous driving technology deployed throughout Las Vegas and broadly accessible through the Lyft app, a wide range of consumers will be able to share the experience of autonomous vehicles in a complex urban environment. More importantly, the resulting knowledge and data will allow us to further refine our autonomous driving capabilities and strengthen our portfolio of industry-leading active safety solutions.”
Aptiv has many years of experience in the automotive industry, and they’re known for placing a strong emphasis on interfaces and safe technological practices for automobiles. The autonomous vehicles are expected to hit the Vegas streets beginning May 3rd.