Uber has announced that it is launching it self driving cars in San Francisco, the company has teamed up with Volvo for the project and are using Volvo CX90s.
The video below gives you an idea of how the new Self driving vehicles work, there will be someone behind the wheel of the car whilst it is driving itself.
Starting today, riders who request an uberX in San Francisco will be matched with a Self-Driving Uber if one is available. Expanding our self-driving pilot allows us to continue to improve our technology through real-world operations. With its challenging roads and often varied weather, Pittsburgh provided a wide array of experiences. San Francisco comes with its own nuances including more bikes on the road, high traffic density and narrow lanes.
We know that when people can get an affordable, reliable ride across town, things change for the better. Cities become safer, cleaner, more efficient and more affordable. Ridesharing also helps cut into automobile-related deaths and drunk driving. It complements public transit, getting people to places that aren’t well served by other forms of transportation. And by getting more people into fewer cars, we can reduce congestion and pollution in our cities over time.
You can find out more details about Uber’s self driving vehicles over at their website at the link below.