Uber Deploys Self-driving Car Fleet In Pittsburgh

By Caitlin HustonMarketsMarketWatch Pulse

Uber Technologies Inc.'s self-driving cars hit the road Wednesday in Pittsburgh as part of a pilot program. The cars will be available for request through the app by the "most loyal" customers in Pittsburgh. The self-driving cars will have a safety driver in the front seat "because they require human intervention in many conditions, including bad weather," according to the Uber blog post. Uber recently acquired self-driving truck startup Otto and set up a self-driving research center in Pittsburgh a year and a half ago.

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