Aptiv and Lyft have announced a partnership to demonstrate a first-of-its-kind fully automated point-to-point ride-hailing experience during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas. Aptiv is a global technology company that provides leading automated driving solutions and Lyft a ride-hailing leader. The companies will offer rides to more than 20 destinations throughout Las Vegas, according to the press release by Aptiv.
Aptiv’s automated driving platform will be integrated with Lyft’s smart dispatching technology for a seamless consumer experience to hail rides around the Las Vegas Strip area. Operating in complex driving environments with pick-up and drop-off locations will accelerate the availability of automated driving platforms for commercial applications.
In 2017, Lyft announced plans to enable self-driving developers and car manufacturers to plug into its network of nearly one million rides per day. Aptiv’s recent acquisition, nuTonomy, has a strategic partnership and recently launched an automated driving pilot with Lyft in Boston.
Aptiv’s automated driving technology is seamlessly integrated into any design without cumbersome sensors on the top or sides of the vehicle, unlike many other automated vehicles on the road today. The company claims it will be ready to scale in production by 2019.