Lyft puts driverless cars to work in Boston

Lyft on Wednesday began rolling out self-driving cars with users of the smartphone-summoned ride service in Boston in a project with technology partner nuTonomy.

The launch of the driverless test program stemmed from a collaboration between Lyft and nuTonomy announced earlier this year.

“As the pilot progresses, select Boston passengers in Seaport area will be matched with nuTonomy self-driving vehicles when they request rides through the Lyft app,” the companies said in a release.