Uber to start using self-driving cars in next few weeks

Uber to start using self-driving cars in next few weeks

Ride-hailing service Uber will start transporting passengers with self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh in the next few weeks.

The autonomous Ford Fusions will have human back-up drivers but will transport passengers just like normal Uber vehicles, the company said.

Uber has a self-driving research lab in Pittsburgh and is working on autonomous technology.

Uber and Volvo also announced a $300m (£228m) deal for Volvo to provide SUVs to Uber for autonomous vehicle research.

Eventually the Volvo SUVs will be part of the self-driving fleet in Pittsburg.

More in this Section

Facebook officially launches digital currency Libra despite defectionsFacebook officially launches digital currency Libra despite defections

Euro 2020 worth over €100m to Irish economy, study showsEuro 2020 worth over €100m to Irish economy, study shows

Ex-Thomas Cook boss ‘deeply sorry’ over firm’s failureEx-Thomas Cook boss ‘deeply sorry’ over firm’s failure

73% increase in seasonal jobs in past five years73% increase in seasonal jobs in past five years


Lifestyle

Fiann Ó Nualláin follows in the footsteps of the Fianna as he explores a province’s hills and vales.Munster marvels: Plants that are unique to a province

Cupid must be something of a motoring enthusiast, as he had most definitely steered his way in the neighbourhood when Amie Gould and Shane O’Neill met at the Rally of the Lakes 12 years ago.Wedding of the Week: Cupid steers couple to right track

When it comes to podcasting, all it takes is one idea — and who knows where it can take you.Podcast Corner: Crimes and creatures rule at Cork’s first podcast fest

Claymation meets science fiction in this enchanting film, writes Esther McCarthy.Latest Shaun adventure is out of this world

More From The Irish Examiner