Ride-hailing company Lyft launched a pilot program in Boston (MA) in partnership with self-driving car company nuTonomy. Starting Wednesday, selected Lyft customers in the city’s Seaport district will be matched with one of nuTonomy’s autonomous vehicles.
According to a nuTonomy blog post, the project has two goals — To enable riders to experience driverless vehicles and to gather feedback for improving the system. The vehicles are not completely driverless; a driver is on board in case of emergency.
NuTonomy originated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and was recently acquired by Delphi Automotive.
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