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Uber, University Of Arizona Partner On Driverless Car Project

Posted on August 25, 2015

Gov. Doug Ducey, third left, signs an agreement with University of Arizona President Ann Weaver, second right, and Brian McClendon, the vice president for Uber which will allow them to the test and do research on driverless technology in the Tucson area, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. Rep Martha McSally, far left, and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild witnessed the signing. Ducey made the announcement at the University of Arizona Optical Sciences which will assist n the mapping and safety technology. (Photo by Arizona Star via the AP) 
Gov. Doug Ducey, third left, signs an agreement with University of Arizona President Ann Weaver, second right, and Brian McClendon, the vice president for Uber which will allow them to the test and do research on driverless technology in the Tucson area, Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Tucson, Ariz. Rep Martha McSally, far left, and Mayor Jonathan Rothschild witnessed the signing. Ducey made the announcement at the University of Arizona Optical Sciences which will assist n the mapping and safety technology. (Photo by Arizona Star via the AP) 

Uber is setting up a new self-driving car project at the University of Arizona, according to an email sent out Aug. 25 to university employees. The new project will focus on self-driving car technology, particularly the mapping and optics challenges involved in developing a fully autonomous vehicle.

The Verge article here

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