Aptiv and Lyft to provide rides in self-driving vehicles during CES 2018
During the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada, Aptiv, which is a global technology company that develops automated driving technologies, and Lyft will partner to demonstrate a “first-of-its-kind fully automated point-to-point ride-hailing experience” known as the Aptiv-Lyft CES 2018 Automated Experience.
Building off of previous CES drives performed by Aptiv, including a 6.3-mile driving loop of city streets and highways in 2017, the Aptiv-Lyft CES 2018 Automated Experience will demonstrate Aptiv's automated system and Lyft's user platform to offer rides to more than 20 destinations throughout Las Vegas.
“Lyft’s mission is to build the world’s best transportation ecosystem in partnership with the most advanced self-driving technology and automotive companies,” says Lyft CEO Logan Green.
“Partnering with Aptiv for our open platform brings us one step closer to making our vision a reality. Together, we will define the future and we look forward to taking this monumental first step in Las Vegas at CES 2018.”
Aptiv President and Chief Executive Officer Kevin Clark comments, “this partnership represents a real-life application of scalable, automated driving technology that will have a significant impact on improving safety, emissions and urban congestion challenges.
“Aptiv’s automated driving platform is the most advanced automated system available and combined with Lyft’s intuitive user app will allow CES attendees to have a true point-to-point self-driving experience. It is an exciting demonstration of the future of mobility at work.”
Before passengers ride in the vehicle, they will go through an “informative exhibit designed to showcase the positive impact automated cars will have on individual lives and communities.”
Once in the vehicle, passengers will experience a “seamless consumer experience to hail rides around the Las Vegas Strip area,” thanks to Aptiv’s automated driving platform being integrated with Lyft’s smart dispatching technology. All rides will include a safety driver in the front seat, as well as an in-car host.
Lyft passengers will have from Jan. 9 to 12 to experience this technology, and they can request a self-driving ride from the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Gold Lot.