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Lyft partners with self-driving startup nuTonomy

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/06/2017

DETROIT — Ride-hailing company Lyft is forming a research partnership with self-driving vehicle startup nuTonomy.

The companies will research how passengers book and route a self-driving car and how they interact with it.

Boston-based nuTonomy has been testing self-driving taxis in Singapore since last summer. It's also testing self-driving cars in Boston. It plans to launch a self-driving ride-hailing service in Singapore next year.

San Francisco-based Lyft operates in 300 cities. It has also partnered with General Motors Co. to research autonomous ride-hailing.

Lyft said Tuesday that its work with each partner is unique.

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