Uber Could Be First to Test Completely Driverless Cars in Public

-IEEE SPECTRUM, SEPT. 14, 2015, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has made no secret about wanting robots to replace human drivers in his rideshare service—and now he’s found somewhere to develop them. Last month, the governor of Arizona, Doug Ducey, paved the way for the world’s first driverless taxis on public roads.

At a joint press conference with Uber, Ducey unveiled an executive order calling for pilot programmes of self-driving vehicles “regardless of whether the operator is physically present in the vehicle or is providing direction remotely.” <Read More>