Friday, May 20, 2016

Self-Driving Ubers

It's funny, I was literally talking about the idea of self-driving Ubers with my friend this morning before I even found out about this. Uber announced plans to create self-driving cars that can function as Uber cars. This allows cars to pick up passengers, without a driver. It is currently being tested on the streets of Pittsburgh. Uber states that the main purpose of this is safety, and that they hope self-driving cars will hopefully be included in the Uber fleet by 2020.
"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."

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