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Uber begins testing of its self-driving cars in United States

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 20 May 2016, 17:20 IST

Cab hailing service Uber has confirmed that it is testing self-driving cars in the United States.

The autonomous cars, developed at Uber's Advanced Technologies Centre, has begun road tests in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the taxi company confirmed in a blog post.

Uber said the technology is aimed at reducing the number of deaths caused by road accidents due to human error, Independent reported.

Pittsburgh's Mayor, William Peduto, welcomed the technological innovation saying that the people of Pittsburgh are excited that Uber has chosen the Steel City for testing its self-driving cars.

"From the first steel mills to the laboratories at Pitt and Carnegie Mellon, Pittsburgh has a long history of innovation. We're excited that Uber has chosen the Steel City as they explore new technologies that can improve people's lives - through increased road safety, less congestion, and more efficient and smarter cities," Peduto said.

-With agency inputs

First published: 20 May 2016, 17:20 IST
 
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