Lyft riders in the Seaport area of Boston can now take a ride in a driverless car thanks to the the company's partnership with tech firm nuTonomy. The goal is to use feedback from riders to improve the technology and experience.
Your Lyft driver may soon no longer...be. On Tuesday, Lyft announced a new partnership with Boston-based nuTonomy, the self-driving car company. A limited pilot in Boston will be launched in just a few months.
By year's end, MIT-spinoff Nutonomy will begin testing self-driving taxis in Boston's Raymond L. Flynn Marine Park. The cars won't transport passengers during the tests. Nutonomy is currently running a similar test program in Singapore.
A new partnership between Grab, the largest ride-hailing service in Southeast Asia, and NuTonomy, a self-driving car startup with roots in MIT, creates a fleet of self-driving cars that can be hailed with a smartphone.
Uber is planning to launch a self-driving taxi service in a few weeks but NuTonomy has beaten the ride-hailing company to it. Claiming to be the first service of its kind in the world, NuTonomy has six autonomous cabs tootling about…
NuTonomy is advancing driverless car technology on many fronts, including retrofitting cars in the U.S. and prepping a fleet of taxis for Singapore. The Cambridge, Massachusetts-based company is also testing driverless cars in the U.K.