A small fleet of self-driving cars are in service for the customers at Pittsburgh alongside its conventional fleet of privately owned vehicles is been announced by the ride-hailing service UBER. An on-street testing of self-driving cars in Beantown is also announced by Marty Walsh, Mayor of Boston. Most loyal customers to experience the future of ride-hailing service at Pittsburgh said UBER. The company said, it’s either UBER X or if the self-driving UBER is available they will send it with a pilot in the cockpit in order to ensure the ride goes smoothly. Individual car ownership is important to the future of the cities but real-world testing is critical to the success of this technology.
The ATC (Advanced Technology Center) which set up closed circuit roadways for the testing of the self-driving vehicles was announced by UBER last year in Pittsburgh. For situations like bad weather and insufficient visibility a human driver will be appointed by the company as of now. Reducing the number of traffic accidents killing almost 1.3 million people a year, cutting congestion, which wastes trillions of hours every year and freeing up the 20% of space in cities currently used to park the world’s billion-plus cars, the self-driving cars are going further the company’s mission although nobody knows what the future holds.