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Uber Taking On Big Risks With Driverless Cars Gamble

Posted on September 30, 2016

The race to get the first network of self-driving cars on the road is off to a lukewarm start.

Uber recently launched a limited test of its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh as part of a partnership with Volvo. Singapore-based self-driving startup nuTonomy launched its own limited pilot a few days before that and struck a partnership with the Southeast Asian ride-hail company Grab.

It’s all exciting — how can robot cars at your beck and call not be? — but it doesn’t yet mean much. The true test of the viability of the self-driving technology will come down to which company will launch a fully operational network of self-driving cars, and when.

Recode.com article here

Related Topics: autonomous vehicles, capital, driverless cars, investment, self-driving vehicles, TNCs, Uber

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