I Hear Uber is testing self-driving cars. Now I don’t want to panic but what does this mean?
Does it mean when I request for an Uber car, I will get one that arrives at my doorstep without any driver? And I am supposed to enter the car, sit at the back relaxed?
Well the San-Francisco company confirmed that it is testing its fleet of self-driving cars on the streets, bridges and hills of Pittsburg in America.
Tribune reported that John Bares, head of Uber’s Pittsburgh lab, took a Tribune-Review reporter on a ride in a Fusion hybrid that drove itself for portions of the trip.
Uber’s Fusions are outfitted with cameras, lasers and sensors to help them navigate the city’s sometimes tricky streets. The car used Wednesday had 22 coffee cup-sized camera lenses, a whirling laser on the roof and laser sensors at the corners. Its cameras, sensors and laser can see more than 100 meters in all directions.
Just a question to you, the reader. Would your ride in an Uber self-driving car? Share your thoughts.
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