Having announced their first ever publicly available self-driving pilot programme in Frisco, Texas, a few weeks ago, Drive.ai signed a contract initiating a one-year self-driving programme for the City of Arlington.
The self-driving programme will be available for Arlington residents, visitors, and anyone who’s interested in taking a ride in one of Drive.ai’s self-driving vehicles.
Drive.ai’s approach to succeeding in the self-driving market has been through highly collaborative public and private partnerships with cities, businesses, and OEMs. The progress and reception following their first deployment with Frisco, has encouraged the to look forward to building on that momentum in the near future.
Drive.ai’s partnership with the City of Arlington represents another important milestone: this program marks their first revenue. The start-up believes that they are officially “open for business,” with two publicly-available self-driving services in U.S. cities , they will continue to look for ways to solve the real-world transportation challenges.
The start-up tailors each deployment of their technology to meet the unique needs of the community they are servicing. No two places are exactly the same, and neither are their partnerships nor their programmes.
The Dallas/Fort Worth area is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the US, with a diverse community and rapid development. This program with Arlington is yet another step forward for public self-driving programs, and it demonstrates how self-driving technology is reshaping the way consumers think about and experience transportation.