Friday, August 19, 2016

Uber Aims for an Edge in the Race for a Self-Driving Future - The New York Times

A big week for self-driving vehicles; also see How Uber plans to put its own drivers out of business (The Washington Post)
"A world in which cars drive themselves may come sooner than once thought.

On Thursday, Uber said that it would begin testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh in a matter of weeks, allowing people in the city to hail modified versions of Volvo sport utility vehicles to get around the city.

Uber also said it had acquired Otto, a 90-person start-up including former Google and Carnegie Mellon engineers that is focused on developing self-driving truck technology to upend the shipping industry."
Uber Aims for an Edge in the Race for a Self-Driving Future - The New York Times
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