Self-driving taxis introduced at McCarran International Airport

Posted: 15 January 2020 | | No comments yet

McCarran Airport joins over 3,400 destinations and high-traffic locations in Las Vegas serviced by self-driving cars.

Self-driving vehicles introduced at McCarran International Airport

Credit: Aptiv

McCarran International Airport (LAS), one of the airports serving Las Vegas, has announced the introduction of self-driving vehicles.

The service is not yet public, but will trial picking up and dropping off select groups of passengers.

McCarran International has become the first-of-its-kind to offer autonomous vehicle travel and will help airports to develop the utilisation and deployment of self-driving vehicles, and to optimise efficient ground transportation in and out of the airport.

Aptiv PLC’s vehicles currently service over 3,400 destinations within Las Vegas, including restaurants, hotels, entertainment venues and other high-traffic locations. The addition to the airport intends to contribute to alleviating traffic and limiting the amount of vehicles arriving and departing from the airport.

President of Aptiv Autonomous Mobility, Karl Iagnemma, said: “Data has shown that a significant portion of ride-hailing demand comes from passengers travelling to and from airports. We look forward to working with McCarran International Airport to demonstrate that self-driving cars can improve their customers’ mobility experience.”