12 Sep '17, 1pm

Lyft and Drive.ai Gear Up to Test Autonomous Ride Sharing

Lyft and Drive.ai Gear Up to Test Autonomous Ride Sharing

Most autonomous car companies see ridesharing and taxi services as the clearest way for fully autonomous vehicles to become useful and cost effective. Unsurprisingly, ridesharing companies (whose largest expense is paying human drivers) are in enthusiastic agreement. Lyft in particular has formed partnerships with GM’s Cruise Automation, Waymo, and nuTonomy. Last week, Lyft announced a new autonomous vehicle partnership , this time with Drive.ai , who plans to deploy their deep learning-based autonomous vehicles in and around San Francisco. Drive.ai is a valuable addition to Lyft's somewhat scattershot plan for autonomous cars. The companies Lyft is partnering with have very different approaches to the autonomy problem: nuTonomy emphasizes provable safety through formal logic, while Drive.ai relies much more heavily on deep learning for both sensing and decision-making. It...

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