The Verge visited Uber’s tech facility in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and tried out Uber’s trials of it’s self driving car:
As previous reports suggest, Uber is working hard with its engineering team to make self-driving taxis a possibility. While it might seem ambitions, Uber’s plan of getting driverless cars on the road is quite a necessity. Last month itself, Singapore based Nutonomy launched its driverless taxi network - making it the first company to do so. With driverless cars on the road, ride prices will drop significantly, and eventually autonomous cars will result in safer roads.
Uber is on the right path, but just isn’t there yet. In the public trials of its autonomous Ford Fusion since last week, the car didn’t respond very reliably. As you can see in the video, and driver intervention was required time-to-time. This is true with every new technology, but Uber does have to play catch up with the likes of Tesla and Google in terms of self-driving reliability.
Whatever be the case, we know for sure that autonomous taxis will rule the road in the coming 3-4 years. To read the original article at The Verge, click here.
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