In a move that could revolutionise transportation, Uber on Wednesday announced the launching of its first self-driving car service.

“Today, we’re excited to announce that the world’s first self-driving Ubers are now on the road in the Steel City (of Pittsburgh),” the company said in a statement on Wednesday.

A year and a half ago, Uber set up an Advanced Technologies Center (ATC) in Pittsburgh with the aim of making self-driving Ubers a reality.

The online cab service, in the statement, invited their most loyal Pittsburgh customers to experience the self-driving cars.

“If a Self-Driving Uber is available, we’ll send it along with a safety driver up front to make sure the ride goes smoothly. Otherwise it’s uberX as usual,” the statement said.

“Of course, we can’t predict exactly what the future will hold. But we know that self-driving Ubers have enormous potential to further our mission and improve society,” the San Francisco-based company said. More info and photos

By IAAN  www.khaleejtimes.com

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