Lyft Is Testing Its Self-Driving Cars on Blind Passengers

This week, the rideshare company announced it has expanded its autonomous vehicle trials, in partnership with auto parts company Aptiv, to include blind and low-vision riders. The test drives, a collaboration with the National Federation of the Blind, are taking place in Las Vegas during the organization’s annual conference.

The program, which Lyft launched with the help of blind consultants, is aimed at “ensuring everyone is included in the future of mobility,” according to the company. So far, about 50 riders with vision impairment have reportedly taken driverless Lyfts during the conference’s session.