AI News, GM and Lyft Team Up for Robot Taxi Service
- On Saturday, February 17, 2018
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GM and Lyft Team Up for Robot Taxi Service
Our self-driving car future may eventually include robot taxis developed by General Motors and operated by the ride-sharing service Lyft.
If robot taxis became a huge mainstream success, they could potentially reshape future cities by reducing the number of overall cars on the road and making more land available for uses beyond parking lots and garages.
John Zimmer, president and co-founder of Lyft, also weighed in on thepartnership with GM:“Together, we will build a better future by redefining traditional car ownership.” The GM and Lyft partnershiphas plenty ofcompetition from other companies that have nurturedsimilar self-driving car ambitions.Japanese automaker Nissan has perhaps the most aggressive development schedule of any companywith plans to test prototype robot taxis within the next two years.
But for now, drivers can expect a growing number of semi-autonomous vehicles andself-driving car prototypes to appear on public roads.Some drivers may even enjoy upgrades to the cars already sitting in their garages;Tesla Motors has been slowly rolling out software updates for its existing cars that make themincreasinglyautonomous.
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