Uber Approved To Resume Self-Driving Car Tests In Pittsburgh

Uber has received approval to get its autonomous vehicles back on the road.

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation has given the ride hailing company a letter of authorization to resume tests in Pittsburgh, Uber confirmed to the AI & IoT Daily.

A small number of autonomous vehicles are expected to be used for the on-road testing.

Uber had halted its public trials of self-driving cars after a traffic fatality involving an Uber car running in fully autonomous mode in Arizona. Since then, Uber and Volvo have integrated the emergency braking system technologies of Uber and those in the Volvo vehicles used in the trials.

In addition to autonomous vehicles, Uber has been diversifying, including the purchase earlier this year of Jump, a connected bike and e-scooter-sharing startup.

Uber and ride-hailing competitor Lyft both are reportedly planning initial public offerings next year.



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  1. R MARK REASBECK from www.USAonly.US , December 19, 2018 at 9:43 p.m.

    There's a piece missing to the story.
    Now , Uber has 2 BACK-UP DRIVERS in the self-driving car...............Huh???

    So we have the Ghost buster car helmet, and two drivers to carry one passenger.
    From a common "Cents" look...................not a profitable bidness plan.
    Every crash from here on will take them down.   what happens when we have 10-15 of these cars in the same traffic pattern?   Chaos is around the corner, literally .

  2. Chuck Martin from Chuck Martin replied, December 19, 2018 at 10 p.m.

    Correct, Mark, now there are two.

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