Uber Goes Public With its First Self-Driving Car

If you’ve driven around Pittsburgh lately, you may have seen Uber’s first self-driving car zipping around. While locals have been pointing out its existence for at least a year, Uber finally publicly unveiled its plans in a blog post on March 19. The hybrid Ford Fusion, which is in the early stages of safety testing, “will be collecting mapping data as well as testing its self-driving capabilities” in the coming weeks. The car is being operated out of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center, which is located in Pittsburgh. It's equipped with different sensors including laser scanner, high-resolution cameras, and radar, but a human rider will be in the car at all times.

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