Uber Joins The Race For Driverless Cars!

Zachary Mirsky

As of May 20th, Uber has joined the race in utilizing driverless cars in their business. While driverless cars have already been invented, it is still a very new thing and is rarely seen. Now, Uber is going to be one of the first to actually test these driverless cars. Testing will occur on the streets of Pittsburgh, PA. The car, which is a hybrid Ford Fusion, will be collecting mapping data and all while testing its self driving capabilities. Also, self driving cars have the potential to simageave millions of lives. 1.3 million people die every year in car accidents — 94% of those accidents involve human error. “From the first steel mills to the laboratories at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh 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 they explore new technologies that can improve people’s lives — through increased road safety, less congestion, and more efficient and smarter cities.” -William Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh