When Uber came into the picture just a few years ago, it shook up the robust taxi industry, but now, self-driving cars may be shaking up the Uber driver industry. Uber recently unveiled their first production-ready autonomous vehicle. This isn’t just a prototype either, in fact, Uber just announced that the autonomous car will hit the streets of Pittsburg, Pennsylvania in the coming weeks. For this first model, a human driver will be present the entire time. The car will collect data for the company to help them further develop and integrate autonomous vehicles into their business model.
The biggest positive for the consumer when using Uber with this new technology is that rates will ultimately go down, and the streets will have less congestion as well, according to Uber. Don’t worry, the company has already cleared the testing with the local authorities, and the modified Ford Fusion is ready to start taking on passengers.