Heavy Lyfting: Ride Sharing Company Teams with General Motors

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SACRAMENTO, CA - The company famous for the carstache is making a move to be taken a lot more seriously.

Early Monday, Lyft and General Motors announced they’re teaming up to create a network of self-driving cars, meaning we`re that much closer to taking our dreams of the future out of the world of fiction and into reality.

GM plans to invest $500 million into Lyft and brings more than 10-years of autonomous technology to the table. With concerns about pollution plus a changing economy, driverless transportation has become all the rage with companies like Uber, Google and even Apple.

In fact, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick believes driverless services will eventually be cheaper than the cost of ownership, making personal cars a thing of the past.

Now, it`s no longer just the taxi industry crying foul about being replaced, but the actual drivers themselves.

Whether you endorse the idea or not, driverless vehicles would definitely solve safety concerns about getting into a car with a complete stranger.

So, put on your seat belt, looks like you'll be speeding into the future on your own.

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