See What an Uber Driverless Car Sees

The fleet of self-driving vehicles hit the road Wednesday in Pittsburgh.

Photo by Richard Cook


Before long, it may not be a big deal, but today it's national news. Uber launched its self-driving car service Wednesday morning in Pittsburgh with the city's chief executive as its first customer.

“It’s still very early: Self-Driving Ubers have a safety driver in the front seat because they require human intervention in many conditions, including bad weather,” Uber said in a statement on its website.

The lasers on Uber's self-driving car take 1.4 million readings a second to map the world around it. See what the car sees as it drives on Fort Duquesne Boulevard Downtown.

A ride in a driverless Uber comes with a few strings attached. Only two riders are permitted per vehicle, and customers won’t be allowed to change their destination. Passengers will be able to watch an iPad to see what the car's lasers "see" and use the iPad to take a self-driving selfie.


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