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Uber Shows The Future Is Driverless, But Why?

Posted on November 17, 2016

A Google self-driving car. (Image from Flickr posted by Roman Boed; Creative Commons license here)
A Google self-driving car. (Image from Flickr posted by Roman Boed; Creative Commons license here)
In August, Uber rolled out their very first batch of 100 driverless taxis, with Travis Kalanick, Uber’s CEO, proclaiming self-driving cars are inevitable (Uber currently operates the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, a facility dedicated to mapping and driverless technology).

But what’s driving the demand for self-driving cars? Is there an enormous citizen outcry we never seem to hear about? Do citizens even want cars that can drive themselves?

Forbes Magazine article here

Related Topics: autonomous vehicles, driverless cars, research and trends, self-driving vehicles, Uber

Comments ( 1 )
  • Auntie Uber Juan

     | about 2 years ago

    And who pray tell fuels the vehicle, checks the fluids, determines it's safety, and where does it park when not in service? Does this commercial bot now compete with humans for available parking space with ruthless efficiency turned loose on the unsuspecting public in the name of silicon Valley revenue stream? And when it breaks down what? It sits there like road kill as local county and state get 911 calls from frustrated motorists because the bot shut down utterly and completely.

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