General Motors and Lyft plan to begin testing self-driving taxis within the year, the Wall Street Journal reported Thursday. The autonomous fleet will be made up of Chevrolet Bolts and will hit public roads in a currently undisclosed city. Initially, the self-driving cars being dispatched will still have drivers in the cockpit who can grab the controls if necessary. Customers booking a ride on Lyft will be able to opt in or out of the pilot program from Lyft's app. Lyft has a prototype smartphone application that would show customers the option of being picked up by an autonomous car.
May-6-2016, 22:32:00 GMT