Automotive innovation company to focus more on autonomous-driving tech. Lyft has its own autonomous-car development program, in addition to partnerships with Aptiv, Waymo, Ford, and start-up Five.ai. The company wants to provide 1 billion rides each year in self-governing electric cars by 2025. Shuttling a couple of people around Vegas probably will not contribute the advancement of self-driving cars on the scale of, state, the large-scale real-world tests being undertaken by the likes of Waymo and Uber. But it could achieve a crucial objective: acquainting people with self-governing automobiles and, potentially, making them more happy to go driverless in the future.