LAS VEGAS (AP) — An autonomous automobile firm has been testing its cars in Las Vegas without a human backup driver ready to hang control in an emergency.
The firm Motional, a joint project between between Hyundai and Aptiv, an auto tech firm, announced it has been testing its driverless cars in Las Vegas in February.
The firm, which has an agreement with ridesharing firm Lyft to operate a fully-driverless provider in 2023, purchased permission in November from the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles to start out up the assessments without a attend-up driver.
Nevada in 2011 handed the nation’s first law to enable testing of driverless cars but backup drivers were required unless 2017. That year, a fully driverless shuttle used to be tested in downtown Las Vegas, offering a dozen passengers a streak on a brief loop.
In 2019 and 2020, Russian firm Yandex provided rides in fully driverless cars for the duration of the Consumer Electronics Demonstrate.
Two varied corporations have started testing fully driverless cars in San Francisco and Phoenix.