Lyft, Aptiv will supply rides to blind or visually impaired people

Ridesharing company Lyft and self-driving car startup Aptiv want to make sure that blind or visually impaired people can still get where they need to go.

Both companies said this week they have partnered with the National Federation of the Blind to provide rides to blind or visually impaired people. The partnership will ensure transportation is available to those who can’t hail a ridesharing vehicle as easily. The new initiative will also build on the 50,000 rides Lyft and Aptiv have given to blind riders around Las Vegas with prototype, self-driving vehicles.