The Public Can Hail Driverless Rides in Texas, Starting in October

Drive.ai is advancing its autonomous vehicle service a step further—into the public realm.
August 24, 2018, 7am PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Autonomous vehicles are coming to the streets of another Dallas-Fort Worth city," reports Melissa Repko.

"The city of Arlington approved a one-year contract Tuesday with Silicon Valley-based Drive.ai to offer a new way for people to get around its entertainment district, whether to Texas Rangers and Dallas Cowboys games, concerts at the stadiums, or restaurants and bars," adds Repko.

Service will launch on October 19, with three autonomous vans circulating the city, responding to trip quests summoned on a mobile app.

"In late July, Drive.ai began a similar six-month van pilot in Frisco for the 10,000 people who work in Hall Park, a large campus of office buildings, to get to nearby shops and restaurants," but the new prigram in Arlington will be the first to offer service to the general public.

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Published on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 in The Dallas Morning News
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