If you’re looking for a ride home from an early season Pittsburgh Steelers game and looking for a new experience, try using Uber. Not the regular Uber, but the self-driving Uber, and for while, it’ll be free.
That’s right, starting this fall, Uber is allowing its users to call for rides in autonomous vehicles. The program, which will be limited to Pittsburgh, features Volvo XC90s that have humans behind the wheel … they just don’t use it.
The specially outfitted Volvo sport utes are laden with sensors, cameras, radar and GPS receivers to help the vehicle navigate the streets of the Steel City. While there are currently just a few of the vehicles roaming the streets there are scheduled to be 100 by the end of this year, according to reports. (more…)