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Lyft, Aptiv to launch fleet of driverless cars in Las Vegas

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Posted at 3:59 PM, May 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-05 15:59:39-04

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ride-hailing service Lyft is partnering with an automotive technology company to deploy a fleet of 30 driverless cars to the streets of Las Vegas this summer.

The Las Vegas Sun reports Lyft and Aptiv will run the self-driving BMWs between the same predetermined sites that the companies used during a successful demonstration at the International Consumer Electronics Show in January.

The cars will navigate passengers between the Las Vegas Convention Center and various resorts on the Strip.

Las Vegas Director of Technology and Innovation Michael Sherwood says the city is working with Aptiv to extend the routes into downtown.

Customers will be able to hail a driverless BMW like any other ride through the Lyft app.

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