Uber’s latest move towards the world of self-driven cars have taken the ride-hailing service to Arizona. It has partnered with the University of Arizona’s College of Optical Science. According to the company, its main focus will be mapping technology and safety for driver less vehicles. To test the mapping technology, the fleet auto-mobiles with futuristic looking white contraptions fixed to their roofs will be travelling through the roads in Tucson.
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Brain McClendon, vice president of advanced technology for Uber said, “We’re still in the early days of what’s possible – and I look forward to working with Arizona to make the next step of that journey a reality.”
The announcement had coincided with an executive signed by Arizona Gov Doug Ducey on Tuesday supporting the testing and operation of self-driving vehicles in Arizona.
Showing a fascination towards the driver less technology, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick expressed his views last year, saying the autonomous cars would lower down the cost of hailing a ride as the customers would not have to pay for the driver.
Alongside the researchers at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the San Francisco-based company has also been testing its driver less technology. Driver less car can be a new revolution, but is it possible for them to set their foot on the road with the driver-based cars. If you think they can be really beneficiary, comment below to share your opinion.