Take a ride with Lyft’s self-driving cars at CES 2019



If you were at CES 2019 and looking for a Lyft, you were likely given the chance to opt into taking a driverless ride. Resident mobile expert Jessica Dolcourt took one of Lyft’s self-driving cars for a rhetorical spin, and shares her impressions of what it’s like to take a driverless rideshare for the very first time.

CES 2019: Riding a self-driving Lyft car made me giddier than I have any right to be:

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19 thoughts on “Take a ride with Lyft’s self-driving cars at CES 2019

  • January 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    you will never see these cars demo in rain, sleet, or snow, only in moderate or desert climates.

    These cars are still decades from being mainstream and will not be profitable for Uber and Lyft con jobs on the stock market.

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  • January 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    But serious question though: Can anyone point me to the insurance companies for these vehicles so I can get to buying stocks? Cuz they're about to be getting paaaaaid

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  • January 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    Ridiculous.. watch MKBHD video and real self- driving Yandex car 😁

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  • January 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    It appeared as though the driver hit the breaks when the AV was cut off and he was grabbing the wheel I did see his hands hovering but more like taking the wheel.

    Better stay in Nevada because AV rides in Cali are free state law.

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  • January 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    not safe to driverless in las vegas, nevada valley there alot of drunk and drug people killed in accident injury or death. las vegas on the strip around hotel and casino and shopping would be better safe but not in las vegas area suburban.

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  • January 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    Its autonomous like having to constantly monitor an 11 year old kid with ADD in the driver's seat is autonomous.

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  • January 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    Instead of removing a driver, it added another safety driver in the passenger seat. Bravo. This could be a push for more jobs; driverless cars with two drivers vs. standard cars with one driver.

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  • January 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    If this was an ad for self driving car, then they did a really bad job. For the most part of the clip, the driver is on the wheel. He may not be driving totally, but he is still guiding the car which basically, destroys the whole purpose it. Also, from what I understand, there's still a need of a (safety) driver who will start the car, drive on private property roads, and watches the vehicle's overall driving processes. If that is case, why bother on a self driving car? why not pay a regular driver instead? The company is still paying for monthly wages for a safety driver anyway. Wasnt to save cost the whole point of a self driving car (investor perspective)?

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  • January 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    This is great for R&D, but why have a more expensive car that requires 2 drivers?

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  • January 11, 2019 at 4:05 pm
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    Why make the cars autonomous? Why not just build Androids to drive the cars?

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