Posted by HardOCP News 8:58 AM (CDT)
Thursday May 19, 2016
How about some good Uber news for a change? The company has unleashed its self-driving test car in Pittsburgh to do some real-world testing. For now there will be a human behind the wheel (just in case) of the hybrid Ford Fusion but that will change in the future. Who knows, maybe Uber will be replacing its human drivers sooner than we thought.
The car, a hybrid Ford Fusion, will be collecting mapping data as well as testing its self-driving capabilities. When it’s in self-driving mode, a trained driver will be in the driver’s seat monitoring operations. The Uber ATC car comes outfitted with a variety of sensors including radars, laser scanners, and high resolution cameras to map details of the environment.