Uber Starts Testing Its Self Driving Car in Pittsburgh [Photo]

Uber Starts Testing Its Self Driving Car in Pittsburgh [Photo]

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Uber has started testing a self driving car in Pittsburgh. The car, a hybrid Ford Fusion, will be collecting mapping data as well as testing its self-driving capabilities. When in self-driving mode, a trained driver will be in the driver's seat monitoring operations. The Uber Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) car comes outfitted with a variety of sensors including radars, laser scanners, and high resolution cameras to map details of the environment.

Real-world testing is critical to our efforts to develop self-driving technology. Self-driving cars have the potential to save millions of lives and improve quality of life for people around the world. 1.3 million people die every year in car accidents — 94% of those accidents involve human error. In the future we believe this technology will mean less congestion, more affordable and accessible transportation, and far fewer lives lost in car accidents. These goals are at the heart of Uber’s mission to make transportation as reliable as running water — everywhere and for everyone.

Uber says for the time being it is focused on getting the technology right and ensuring it's safe for everyone on the road.

Check out the car below...


Uber Starts Testing Its Self Driving Car in Pittsburgh [Photo]
ME - May 19, 2016 at 7:28pm
This would be great. I don't want those idiots driving
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