Lyft and Toyota are coming to an agreement. The former has an autonomous driving division valued at $550 million USD. And Toyota has the right mind to buy it. They’re contacting Lyft through Woven Planet. That subsidiary is driven to perfect the self-driving industry by incorporating advanced mobility technologies into their mantra of making the work so easy, it’ll drive itself insane. Absorbing Lyft and their Level 5 automation may also include the multiyear non-exclusive commercial agreements held as important between the two companies.
This partnership is likely to expedite the development of self-driving with the commercialization of automated vehicles. When the press release was… Released. Lyft had dedicated nine years towards creating a transportation network completely capable of scaling AVs. The Level 5 group at Lyft is likely joining Woven Planet with the intention of formulating a world-class style when it comes to vehicles that can drive their own passengers.
Toyota sees this as a useful opportunity to advance their own autonomous vehicles (AV) as the race from electric vehicles (EV) becomes more competitive.
In fact, Toyota Research Institute scientists have already established a specified center dedicated to advancing safety technology, software development and automated driving.
Woven Planet is likely taking a lot of responsibility with its autonomous vehicle development. The commercial agreement will allow Lyft the ability to let Toyota use real-world driving. This, therefore, allows the ride-hailing service to collect from the fleet. The Open Platform team from Lyft allows for deployment. It’s then that Lyft is able to allow for third-party self-driving technology.
This sector will therefore be renamed Lyft Autonomous, if it hasn’t been made abundantly clear by now.
At Lyft Autonomous, the idea is to combine Lyft and their hybrid network as well as their fleet management in order to help AV partners to scale with the highest revenue