McCarran International Airport has announced that it will trial self-driving vehicles for picking up and dropping off passengers.
The airport has become the first-of-its-kind to offer autonomous vehicle travel, which will help McCarran learn more about robotaxi utilisation and deployment to optimise efficient ground transportation in and out of the airport. These rides are not yet available to the public.
The self-driving vehicles, developed by Aptiv, 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.
“Data has shown that a significant portion of ride-hailing demand comes from passengers travelling to and from airports,” said Karl Iagnemma, President of Aptiv Autonomous Mobility. “We look forward to working with McCarran International Airport to demonstrate that self-driving cars can soon improve their customers’ mobility experience.”