As president of Aptiv Autonomous Mobility, I’m often asked, “When will self-driving cars arrive?” My answer: They’re already here. If you find yourself in Las Vegas—and, soon enough, other cities around the world—you can ride in one of Aptiv’s self-driving cars, servicing the Las Vegas Strip and downtown area.
One year ago, Aptiv Autonomous Mobility became the first autonomous vehicle provider to offer commercial robotaxi rides to the general public, in partnership with Lyft. Through this partnership, residents and visitors to Las Vegas have had the opportunity to ride in an Aptiv self-driving car with a simple click of the Lyft app.
Autonomous mobility not only holds the promise to make our roads safer—greatly reducing the 1.3 million global road deaths that occur annually—it offers our society a highly efficient mode of transportation. The result? Mobility that is safer, more accessible, and more affordable than today’s transportation options. Aptiv research has shown that our robotaxis can provide dependable and convenient transportation in urban areas, while significantly reducing the number of cars on the road. This is made possible through our robotaxi fleet’s reliance on a centralized network, which enables efficient management of passenger demand and vehicle routing. This results in fewer vehicles transporting more people, with reduced wait times for riders.We’re proud that more than 50,000 riders in Las Vegas have experienced Aptiv’s exciting autonomous vehicle technology. Learn more at aptiv.com/av.