American multinational online transportation network company Uber has finally confirmed that it is testing self-driving cars in the United States.
The autonomous cars developed at the Uber’s Advanced Technologies Centre have begun road tests in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the taxi company confirmed in a blog post.
Uber further said its goal with the technology is to cut the number of deaths caused by road accidents due to human error, the independent reports.
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.