Lyft is now offering rides in self-driving cars in a major US city

  • Lyft has begun offering self-driving rides in Boston.
  • The autonomous vehicles have human backup drivers ready to take the wheel if any problems arise.
  • The move points to an opportunity for Lyft to gain market share as rival Uber deals with financial distress and a series of scandals.

The race to establish a reliable, autonomous ride-hailing service just took an important turn.

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