Automated Cars

Automated Lyft Test

Only a few months after GM invested $500 million in Lyft,

The Wall Street Journal reports GM and Lyft plan to test self-driving Chevy Bolt cabs in 2017 picking up actual Lyft passengers. The plan will use technology from Cruise Automation which GM acquired in March. GM will also begin renting out Chevy Bolts to Lyft drivers. Currently it rents only the Chevy Equinox. GM and Lyft announced a partnership in January. No word on what city they plan to roll out the test in.

The US Department of Transportation works on Automated Driving Rules

The Verge reports that this week at the Detroit Auto Show US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced a series of federal initiatives around autonomous driving, seemingly designed to ease concerns that overly restrictive regulations would inhibit automakers and suppliers from effectively testing and producing self-driving cars