Uber launches groundbreaking driverless car service



September 14, 2016

Uber is a German word meaning "above", "over" or "across". It is also an American online transportation network company.

Do you use Uber? Would you travel in a driverless car - especially one that is small? Too scary for me. As a driver I am too controlling about the vehicle I am traveling in. My Uber app is set up but I haven't had occasion to use it though many of my clients Uber. The response time is faster than car service and you can use your credit card to charge the ride. Many local car services now have tracking so you can also follow the car you are waiting for. Car services used to provide cars for drivers. Today it has become a mix of drivers who use their own cars and others who use company cars. Like everything else ... it is all changing.

Uber launches groundbreaking driverless car service   PhysOrg - September 14, 2016
Uber launched a groundbreaking driverless car service Wednesday, jumping ahead of Detroit auto giants and Silicon Valley rivals with technology that could revolutionize transportation. In an ambitious experiment, a fleet of cars equipped with lasers, cameras and other sensors but with no one's hands on the wheel were to be deployed by the web-based ride service on the challenging roads of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, steering themselves to pick up regular Uber passengers who are used to being fetched by cars driven by humans.




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