I took my first ride in a self-driving car, thanks to Lyft - and it was actually pretty boring, but in a good way

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Me in the back of a self-driving Lyft.

LAS VEGAS - When I had the chance to hail a self-driving Lyft at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show, I jumped at the opportunity. 

A car that drives on its own and will ferry me around the Las Vegas strip? "Sure," I thought.

It sounded a little scary but totally futuristic. Plus, I'd never ridden in a self-driving car before.Advertisement

So on Wednesday morning, my colleague Kif Leswing and I showed up at a parking lot near the Las Vegas Convention Center to hail a self-driving Lyft ride. Lyft partnered with autonomous vehicle startup Aptiv for the event - Aptiv provided the car and the self-driving technology, while Lyft handled the ride-hailing part. 

We had a nice ride around Las Vegas, but it turned out to be one of the least thrilling things I've done at CES so far - but that's a good thing.