Thousands of residents and tourists in Las Vegas are taking Aptiv’s self-driving cars—accompanied by a safety driver and safety operator—to and from popular spots on the high-traffic strip. In May, the Aptiv team announced the deployment of 30 self-driving cars, equipped with Aptiv’s autonomous driving platform. These vehicles are offered to the public of Las Vegas via the Lyft app. There have been 5,000 self-driving public rides—powered by the Aptiv autonomous driving platform.
Aptiv claims it s is the first of its kind commercial self-driving program. The company expects exponential growth in passenger rides, with nearly perfect user ratings of 4.96 out of 5 stars.
This partnership, which launched at CES 2018,
Since the start of offering Aptiv self-driving cars to the public on the Lyft network, feedback has been increasingly positive.
- The average passenger rating is 4.96 out of 5 stars.
- Passengers have been describing their rides as an amazing experience and have been impressed with how technologically advanced the car is while feeling safe and at ease.
- 96 percent of passengers have indicated that they intend to ride again.
- 20 percent of our passengers have already jumped in for their second or third self-driving ride
Aptiv believes it is an important next step for Aptiv on its path to commercialization for Automated Mobility on Demand (AMoD). Through this deployment, they look forward to fine-tuning the management, expertise and leadership in autonomous driving and smart vehicle architecture, with plans to expand the commercialization of AMoD beyond Las Vegas.
Aptiv reports it is creating, with partners–like Lyft–a commercially viable ecosystem which is poised for scalability and future growth.