Uber Unleashes Its Self-Driving Car On Pittsburgh
The company is working out the bugs in its self-driving technology.By Cody LaGrow | May 19, 2016
The cars are just going to go ahead and take it from here. Uber is totally pulling a Kitt from "Knight Rider" and introducing its self-driving cars to the streets of Pittsburgh. Full disclosure: It's not nearly as sexy as a Pontiac Firebird.
Feast your eyes on that autonomous hybrid Ford Fusion. This unique Uber car will operate in the Steel City over the coming weeks while collecting mapping data and testing self-driving capabilities. And that's all done with some high-tech sensors: laser scanners, radars, hi-res cameras — that sort of thing.
If all goes well, the driverless coalition Uber partnered with last month — which includes Lyft, Ford, Volvo and Google — could have a little more proof that cars sans drivers aren't as scary as some believe. Heck, they might even be safer.