Uber To Take Self-Driving Cars For A Test Drive
In just some few weeks to come, Uber passengers in Pittsburgh will now be able to call for a ride in the latest automatically computer self-driving cars with the help of their smartphone. The company said that there would be some few amount of Ford Fusions cars that are will be autonomously driven with human drivers as backup who will get to pick the passengers up. Passengers can then decide if they want a self-driving or not. To add to that, the rides will be free and no charge at all.
There are no plans by Uber to arrange self-driving cars out of the experiment in Pittsburgh. The CEO said that this will be the future of transportation and also the company’s future. He said at a Code Conference two years back after unveiling the first sample of self-driving cars by Google: “When there’s no other dude in the car, the cost of taking an Uber anywhere becomes cheaper than owning a vehicle. So the magic there is, you basically bring the cost below the cost of ownership for everybody, and then car ownership goes away.”
Two other announcements similar to were made by Uber to fast-track their goal as a company, which is to make available autonomous taxis to people out there, all over the world. Connections are being made by other commercial companies like Silicon Valley and other well-known automobile manufacturers.