Las Vegas has long been the only place where you can request a Lyft ride and be greeted by a self-driving car.
But on Wednesday, Lyft and autonomous car company Motional announced driverless taxis will ferry passengers around more cities starting in 2023.
For the past three years, self-driving BMWs with sensors and cameras on top were only available in Las Vegas as part of a pilot program. A safety driver was always in the car and trips were limited to certain parts of the Nevada city.
As part of this expansion, Motional will deploy new driverless Hyundai vehicles. Earlier this year Lyft’s self-driving partner in Vegas, Aptiv, joined forces with Hyundai Motor Group to launch Motional, an autonomous driving joint venture. The self-driving cars in Vegas were rebranded as Motional cars in October. Read more…