Self-driving vehicle firm opens Las Vegas hub

A large-scale autonomous vehicle operator now has a centralized location to carry out its self-driving program.

Aptiv opened a 130,000 square-foot facility near McCarran International Airport that will serve as the hub for its self-driving vehicle operations, research and development, data management and technology, the company announced Monday.

The Las Vegas building is the company’s fourth major hub, joining Boston, Pittsburgh and Singapore.

Aptiv began operations in Las Vegas last year during CES through its partnership with Lyft, picking up and dropping off riders at select locations between the Las Vegas Convention Center and the resort corridor. The service now offers rides to over 1,600 locations around the valley.