Uber Begins Testing Self-Driving Cars in Pittsburgh

Self Driving Uber Car

Uber has begun testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh as a pilot project of their Advanced Technologies Center. The self-driving cars will have a safety driver in the front seat to operate the car when conditions require it, and Uber says they will be sending out the high-tech cars to its “most loyal Pittsburgh customers.”

We’re inviting our most loyal Pittsburgh customers to experience the future first. If a Self-Driving Uber is available, we’ll send it along with a safety driver up front to make sure the ride goes smoothly. Otherwise it’s uberX as usual.

The company recently let reporters test the self-driving cars, and New York Times reporter Mike Isaac shared video of himself in the “driver” seat.

Wired also had the chance to take an Uber self-driving car for a test ride.

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