Lyft Putting Driverless BMWs in Vegas

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Drunkards in Las Vegas will soon have a new way to get around, as ride service Lyft is releasing 30 BMW vehicles to tote punters from casino to casino.

The company will be deploying BMW 5 Series of cars throughout Sin City, which will run through routes that include the Las Vegas Strip, and will extend routes into Downtown. It's expected that the cars will be deployed in July or August.

Riders would hail the Lyft car like any other ride on the platform, only this time there won't be anyone behind the wheel. Once inside the car, riders will be transported to their destination throughout the Strip.

The project is being conducted alongside Aptiv, which is an automated driving specialist.

Commenting on the launch Aptiv CTO Glen De Vos said, "This is an important next step for Aptiv on our path to commercialization for Automated Mobility on Demand (AMoD) in a thoughtful, prudent and safe manner. Safety remains our No. 1 priority, and we are going to deploy this fleet slowly and safely, gathering data and insights as we go. Each car will have operators who have been extensively trained, both on and off the road."

"At Aptiv, our goal is to make a safer, greener and more connected future a reality - and this gets us one step closer."

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7 May 2018 - 5:04pm

Well...sounds like a very comfortable way of circling between some of the Vegas most popular casinos for the drunkards (as Dustin called them 😉 ) but I wonder what these car operators exactly do and sorry but it doesn't sound to safe to me to be /in the car without a driver.