July 25, 2017

Lyft’s Newest Partnership Could Bring Self-Driving Cars on the Road Soon



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Image Courtesy of Lyft

If you’re hailing a Lyft in the Boston area, don’t be surprised if there’s no one behind the wheel.

Today, Lyft is announcing a partnership with Cambridge, Mass.-based self-driving car startup nuTonomy to bring autonomous vehicles into its network. The two companies plan to roll out a limited pilot program in which Lyft users will be able to hail a self-driving car from the app “in the coming months.”

NuTonomy has been testing Renault Zoe electric cars equipped with its self-driving software in Singapore and Boston. It’s been reported that the company plans to roll out a wider commercial fleet of self-driving cars in Singapore in 2018—well ahead of the timelines set by other companies working on similar technology, including Uber, General Motors , and Google’s parent company, Alphabet.

And here’s where it gets interesting. Less than a month ago, Lyft announced […]

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