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If you happen to be in Las Vegas for next week’s Consumer Electronics Show, you may have a chance to experience driving in an autonomous taxi for the first time. Lyft is teaming up with Delphi’s tech unit, Aptiv, to offer self-driving cab rides during the conference.

It won’t be a fully-driverless experience, as Lyft and Aptiv said in a press release that a safety driver will be in the front seat to take control of the wheel, if necessary. That, the companies say, will allow for them to provide a “safe and educational” experience.

The partnership with Aptiv is Lyft’s latest foray into the self-driving car world. Just last month, it kicked off a pilot program in Boston with startup Nutonomy, but Lyft and Aptiv are calling the Last Vegas venture a “first-of-its-kind fully automated point-to-point ride-hailing experience.”

It’s a smart move. Consumers and motorists are still getting acclimated to the idea of self-driving cars; a safety driver at the wheel allows people to experience the technology with confidence. For automakers and autonomous tech developers, that’s key: studies roughly show that one-in-four people are interested in self-driving cars right now.

If you’re in Las Vegas from Jan. 9-12, you’ll be able to request a self-driving ride from the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Gold Lot, according to the press release. The rides will also include an “in-car host” riding shotgun next to the safety driver. Lyft and Aptiv say the rides will be offered to more than 20 specific destinations throughout Las Vegas.

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An Aptiv spokesperson says the pilot will include eight BMW 5 Series sedans outfitted with automated driving technology. If you happen to catch a ride next week, drop a line at ryan.felton@jalopnik.com and let me know how it goes.