Las Vegas: Ride with Us!
Catch an all-electric Motional IONIQ 5 autonomous vehicle (AV) when traveling between popular locations on the Las Vegas strip.
Motional robotaxi service on the Uber network
Motional’s all-electric IONIQ 5 robotaxis are available to Uber riders in select areas of the Las Vegas Strip. Those interested in taking an autonomous ride can hail a ride on the Uber app and select the UberX or Uber Comfort Electric options. If a Motional robotaxi is in your area, a notification will appear and it will be dispatched to your location.
Uber and Motional have a 10-year multimarket framework agreement that is expected to create one of the largest deployments of autonomous vehicles (AVs) on a major ride-hail network. Motional is also conducting autonomous deliveries for Uber Eats customers in Santa Monica.
I don’t know why but I had the expectation that I would feel different, but I felt like a passenger in the car. It’s just normal.
I just enjoyed it, it was fun driving in this vehicle; it felt like a normal car, yet it did wonders. It surprised me, I mean it knew when to brake, it didn’t speed, and it followed traffic laws perfectly.
That was pretty cool; I've never seen anything like that, and it was pretty neat. Throughout the ride, I didn't feel any type of, like, unsafe feelings or anything like that. I think it's really cool, and I can’t believe how far it has come!
I was thinking of a pedestrian who just ran in front of the car, wondering if it would stop, but I see that it did. Not only that, it seems like it's more aware; it was two steps ahead of the person, as if it had calculated that this person was going to do that. I like the speed too!
Providing autonomous rides in Las Vegas since 2018
For over five years, Motional’s AVs have been available to public passengers on the Lyft network in Las Vegas. The service has introduced hundreds of thousands of consumers to safe driverless technology - with the vast majority of passengers giving their ride a top rating! In 2022, Lyft passengers began taking rides in Motional’s new, all-electric IONIQ 5 AV. The autonomous IONIQ 5 features advanced driverless technology and was custom-designed for passenger comfort and ease-of-use.
Why pick an autonomous ride?
Autonomous vehicles have the potential to bring many benefits to communities:
AVs are never drunk, drowsy, or distracted. Motional has driven over 2 million autonomous miles with zero at-fault incidents.
A Motional study in Singapore found that autonomous ride-hails could reduce the reliance on personal vehicles by two-thirds.
Motional's legacy in Las Vegas
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Motional and Lyft first launched their autonomous ride-hail service, where Motional’s AVs are available on the Lyft network, as a pilot at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2018. The pilot was so well received that Motional and Lyft made the service permanently available to Lyft riders in Las Vegas.
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Since launching in 2018, Motional has conducted over 130,000 autonomous rides on the Lyft network in Las Vegas and introduced hundreds of thousands of consumers to driverless technology. Over 95% of riders have awarded their ride five-out-of-five stars, and many first-time passengers have become repeat riders.
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Starting in 2023, the service in Las Vegas will become fully driverless - with no vehicle operators in the front seat - using Motional’s all-electric IONIQ 5 AVs.
Motional’s IONIQ 5 Robotaxi
Motional developed the all-electric IONIQ 5 robotaxi through strategic collaboration with Hyundai Motor Group.
Elevate Your Ride: Experience the Motional IONIQ 5 AV in Las Vegas today
If you’re going to be operating on the Las Vegas Strip, you might as well stand out. Motional's IONIQ 5 robotaxi combines an award-winning design with industry leading driverless tech, and passenger-friendly features.
Motional and Lyft Deliver the First Rides in Motional’s New All-Electric IONIQ 5 Autonomous Vehicle
Motional’s new, all-electric IONIQ 5-based robotaxi, which is designed for fully driverless ride-hail operation, is now on the Lyft network in Las Vegas.