Brett Williams / Mashable - 2 years ago
  • Lyft and autonomous driving company nuTonomy announced their joint pilot program has been cleared by the city’s authorities to begin picking up passengers.
  • The program will begin in Boston’s Seaport district, matching riders looking to travel on routes within the area with driverless cabs.
  • The Boston program is the first time a self-driving company and ride-hailing company have teamed to put robotaxis on city streets in the U.S., since Lyft’s other self-driving pilot, Drive.ai in the Bay Area, still hasn’t commenced.
  • These Lyft trips won’t be the first self-driving rides in Boston, however; nuTonomy launched its own public passenger pilot in the city last month.