Written by: Rhita Addi
The tech company Aptiv is debuting their self-driving cars at Las Vegas airport. The company announced last week that it would begin picking up and dropping off a select group of travellers at Las Vegas’ McCarran International Airport with autonomous vehicles. Initially, the self-driving cars will only serve Aptiv employees and visitors to its facilities.
“Data has shown that a significant portion of ride-hailing demand comes from passengers travelling to and from airports,” said Karl Iagnemma, president of Aptiv Autonomous Mobility.
This first-of-its-kind airport access to autonomous vehicles will aid in the company’s development of a production-ready Level 4 autonomous driving platform in 2022. They will be doing this together with Hyundai Motor Group.