Transportation company Uber develops self-driving technology

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Uber is currently developing self-driving technology using a hybrid Ford Fusion vehicle, which was recently deployed from Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) onto the streets of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The vehicle is collecting mapping data as well as being used to test the company’s self-driving technology.

The Uber ATC car comes outfitted with a variety of sensors including radars, laser scanners, and high-resolution cameras to map details of the environment. When it’s in self-driving mode, a trained driver will be in the driver’s seat to monitor operations.

“From the first steel mills to the laboratories at the University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, the city has a long history of innovation. Now we’re taking another step forward, this time as home to Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center, where some of the world’s leading innovators are helping to shape the future of transportation. We’re excited that Uber has chosen the Steel City as it explores new technologies that can improve people’s lives – through increased road safety, less congestion, and more efficient and smarter cities,” said William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh.

23 May, 2016

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