Uber’s hiring plans show outlines of self-driving car project

– PC WORLD, APRIL 6 2015, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:

The most interesting people that Uber is now hiring aren’t drivers: they’re engineers whose innovations may ultimately put those drivers out of work.

The mobile ride-hailing app has listed a slew of jobs at its new Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh. The research center, created just two months ago in partnership with Carnegie Mellon University, is focused on developing self-driving car technology and other advanced vehicle safety and mapping systems.

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