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2019-01-08 12:01

Robin Classen

self driving taxi service

Image: Associated Press

Ride-hailing company Lyft is teaming up with mobility tech firm Aptiv to bring a public commercial autonomous vehicle service to Las Vegas.

It uses the same principle of apps such as Uber and Taxify where if a car or driver is close to you, it will pick you up. Only this time there won't be a driver behind the wheel.

Autonomous convenience

Commuters will be able to choose a self-driving vehicle either for a single trip or a shared ride by simply opening up the app.

READ: Off the beaten path: Testing self-driving cars off-road

Another benefit to the manufacturer and those using the app is that every ride no impact to the environment, enabling a prolonged mobility solution for the future.

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