In the not-too-distant future, when you call for a ride on Lyft, there’s a chance that you might be hailing a self-driving car from Ford.
Initially, Ford will deploy regular cars driven by normal humans to Lyft’s network.
Ford said its developers are already working with Lyft’s to help them understand the logistics of sending cars around a city in real time: “The goal is that customers using Lyft won’t notice any difference in their experience.”
Lyft is also partnering with another self-driving car startup, NuTonomy, to start bringing autonomous rides to the Boston area.
We’re still likely quite a few years away from reliable and safe self-driving cars actually hitting the roads, whether because of regulatory hurdles that will need to be overcome, or technological gaps that still need to be filled.
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