Uber’s experimental automobiles are driving round Pittsburgh

Uber's experimental cars are driving around Pittsburgh

It seems to be like Uber’s robotics lab is now up and operating — the Pittsburgh Enterprise Occasions has simply noticed one in every of its check automobiles marked “Uber Superior Applied sciences Middle” driving across the metropolis. In the event you recall, the ridesharing firm teamed up with Carnegie Mellon scientists in 2014 reportedly to develop self-driving taxis, amongst different applied sciences, within the new lab. Uber believes that working driverless automobiles will permit it to supply cheaper, extra aggressive charges. Its CEO, Travis Kalanick, as soon as even stated that “the price of taking an Uber anyplace turns into cheaper than proudly owning a car,” once you take away drivers from the image.

Whereas the check automotive the publication noticed might very nicely be a prototype of the corporate’s self-driving automotive, an Uber spokesperson was fast to squash that notion. She informed the PIttsburgh Enterprise Occasions that it is merely a part of “early analysis effort relating to mapping, security and autonomy techniques.” Hey, at the very least that hints that Uber has begun creating autonomous automotive tech, so maintain your eyes peeled in the event you stay within the metropolis.

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