Aptiv and Lyft’s self-driving BMWs are picking up CES passengers

TechCrunch | 1/8/2018 | Darrell Etherington
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Self-driving and connected car tech company Aptiv (formerly Delphi) is back at CES again in 2018, and this time it’s partnering with Lyft to demonstrate its latest developments in self-driving technology. The Aptiv and Lyft team-up brings a fleet of 8 autonomous test cars to Las Vegas, which attendees at the show can hail from their Lyft app for rides to 20 different destinations across the strip – just like they would any other Lyft.

Users will be alerted when they’re able to get a self-driving vehicle, and of course queues will probably be long given that CES has nearly 200,000 attendees and their are less than 10 vehicles available, but this test is still open to the public, the first time Delphi has done with with one of its autonomous test vehicles.

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The car that Delphi is using this year is also new, an iteration on its testing platform that’s based on a BMW 5-Series, complete with Velodyne LIDAR mounted at the front beneath the grill instead of on-top, as well as front-facing LiDAR on the wing mirrors to complete the picture and two radar sensor mounts on either side of the vehicle that retract when not in use.

Aptiv CTO Glen DeVos explained that this tech package includes more sensors than ever before, but it also offers a design that’s more integrated into the existing lines of the consumer vehicle, too. The idea is to continue...
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