Uber to test self-driving cars

By: GizBot Bureau

    Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has announced it would road-test its first self-driving car in Pittsburgh city of the US.

    Uber to test self-driving cars

    The test vehicle will be collecting mapping data as well as testing its self-driving capabilities, the San Francisco-based company said in a blog post on Thursday, adding that a trained driver will be sitting behind the wheel to monitor the testing when the car is in self-driving mode, Xinhua news agency reported.

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    The hybrid Ford Fusion converted car is mounted with various sensors, including radars, laser scanners and high resolution cameras, to map details of the environment.

    According to Uber, its self-driving programme is still in its early stage with each day of testing bringing improvements.

    Uber to test self-driving cars

    "Right now we're focused on getting the technology right and ensuring it's safe for everyone on the road -- pedestrians, cyclists and other drivers," it said.

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    Pittsburgh is seen by Uber as an ideal place to develop and test its self-driving technology across a wide variety of road types, traffic patterns and weather conditions.

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