Set to beat rival Uber to the stock market.
Other ride-sharing services also have deals available.
It's running in Maryland and cities in 5 other states.
Lyft is counting on it being cheaper than owning a car.
Program provides multi-modal transportation credits to participants in 35 cities.
For better or worse, transportation network companies (TNCs) like Uber and Lyft have transformed how people get around in urban areas in the U.S. The worse portion comes mostly from Uber's near-constant controversy and the way TNCs have decimated the livelihood of taxi and limo drivers — and even driven some to suicide. The better part is they give people a better and cheaper option than taxis. Now there's evidence that TNCs are putting a dent in drunk driving, thanks to people using Uber
For most, full-time ride hailing is more than twice as expensive as owning a car.
The company wants to show how expensive car ownership can be.
Karim Bousta is former Tesla VP of Worldwide Service and Customer Experience.
At this past Consumer Electronics Show (CES), autonomous vehicle technology developer Aptiv and its partner Lyft, offered rides in autonomous vehicles to show goers. That test has evolved into a much larger program. The two companies announced that 30 BMW 5 Series sedans equipped with Aptiv's autonomous technology will be ferrying the general public in Las Vegas.
Lyft on Thursday announced a multimillion-dollar investment to counterbalance the pollution produced by its entire fleet of ride-sharing vehicles by immediately purchasing carbon offsets verified by a third party. The plan to become fully carbon-neutral, it says, makes Lyft one of the top voluntary purchasers of carbon offsets in the world.
Just 13 percent of survey respondents said they would feel safer sharing the road with autonomous vehicles.
They're driving to set destinations, but not on any set route
Uber has had its permit since March.