A new autonomous rideshare service is being launched by Lyft in partnership with Ford and Argo AI to offer consumers an intuitive way to get around town on their own terms. The service will incorporate the automotive brand's vehicle that's outfitted with Argo AI technology and will safely transport passengers to their location when summoned via the Lyft app. The service will be launching later this year and is expected to be scaled up with 1,000 autonomous vehicles in a variety of markets over the course of the next five years, if all goes according to plan.
Co-Founder and CEO of Lyft Logan Green spoke on the new autonomous rideshare service saying, "This collaboration marks the first time all the pieces of the autonomous vehicle puzzle have come together this way. Each company brings the scale, knowledge and capability in their area of expertise that is necessary to make autonomous ride-hailing a business reality.”
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