NPR, 18 AUGUST 2016, FEAT. PROF. BRYANT WALKER SMITH:
Uber is plowing ahead with its ambitious plan to make self-driving cars a reality. The company will run an experiment in Pittsburgh, rolling out the first-ever self-driving fleet that’s available to everyday customers.
Self-driving car tourism
Uber won’t specify exactly how many self-driving cars will hit the streets. But in the next few weeks, if you’re in Pittsburgh and use your app, you might land in one of them.
“Pittsburgh is going to have some self-driving car tourism. That’s exciting for them,” says Bryant Walker Smith, an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina who monitors law and policy developments in autonomous technology.