Aptiv opens Las Vegas autonomous vehicle technical centre

Autonomous driving technology company Aptiv has opened a technical centre for autonomous vehicles (AVs) in Las Vegas, adding to its existing AV hubs in Boston, Singapore and Pittsburgh.

The 130,000 square-foot facility provides an all-inclusive hub for operations for its commercial autonomous vehicle service, as well as R&D, data management and a technology demonstration centre.

Las Vegas is home to the company’s largest self-driving vehicle fleet – some of which are available to passengers through its ongoing partnership with Lyft.

To date, members of the public have completed more than 25,000 paid autonomous rides with Aptiv across Clark County and the City of Las Vegas.

“With more than one million autonomous miles logged globally, Aptiv’s commercial AV pilots have proven our ability to launch, build and scale a successful, end-to-end autonomous mobility solution,” said Karl Iagnemma, president of autonomous mobility, Aptiv.

“The investment in our Las Vegas Technical Center gives us the ability to further advance the efficiency of our operations, gather key commercial AV learnings, and enhance safety operator training. We are proud to be setting the stage for future deployments, as we expand to more passengers in more cities around the world.”