News Free uber rides in driver less cars in Pittsburg!

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  1. RenchFries

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    We’re taking another step towards all of us losing our jobs to robots and the eventual, inescapable doom of our society precipitated by our mechanical inventions. How? By getting free rides from Uber, which is beginning to publicly test self-driving cars in real-world scenarios.

    For the next few weeks, those in Pittsburgh will be able to order a free Uber ride onboard Volvo’s XC90 SUV, which doubles as a self-driving car. The autonomous vehicle will pick up, drive around and drop off customers in the city, though the number of vehicles will be limited for now.

    Those who are getting anxious at the thought of a car driving them around by itself can breathe a little easier, knowing that they won’t be alone inside the autonomous vehicle. Instead, it might actually feel a bit crowded compared to a regular Uber ride, since not one, but two people will be accompanying every ride.

    One of them will be in the driver’s seat ready to take control back from the car at any time. The second will be analyzing the car’s driving and processing in real-time and record everything that the vehicle is doing. Speaking of recording, the car will also be equipped with a number of cameras that are keeping track of everything going on outside the vehicle during this test period.

    If successful, the test may soon be expanded. Volvo and Uber have signed a deal to collaborate on developing self-driving cars, and Uber has already signed up to purchase 100 autonomous Volvo SUVs by the end of the year.

    With this major partnership already starting to bear fruit, Tesla’s claims that it will blow us away with Autopilot 2.0, and Ford’s promise to mass-produce self-driving cars by 2021, it’s clear that the transportation scene is radically changing.

    https://www.neowin.net/news/want-to...an-autonomous-car-uber-is-offering-free-rides
     
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    Bobby Axelrod Well-Known Member

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    Scary
     
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    A self-driving car wouldn't mind if I'm jacking off in the back seat.
    My last driver didn't take too kindly to it, especially after I spilled my seed on the back of his turban.
     
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    A buddy of mine just went to work for Uber in Pittsburgh. He is a GIS specialist, and will be helping create the super detailed maps that these autonomous cars need.

    Hope he is good at his job!
     
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    what, real drivers? agree
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  6. RenchFries

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    According to cold, hard statistics, people are way scarier than computers... the accident rate is way lower in driverless cars, and we're still in beta stage. Give it another five to ten years or so.
     
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    Good thing no tipping a robot. Hey fries you ever have 5 guys fries?
     
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    I love this, can't wait for the first retail driver less car, I will be first in line. Unless their expensive as hell.
     
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    Oh Pittsburgh, PA not Pittsburg, CA. I was gonna say; if it was Pittsburg, well good luck there...:bug:
     
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    All the Jews must be lining up of its free.
     
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    @baltimore mike is writing an apology letter to all the car dealer bridges he burned when he "left" aka was fired. :nojj:
     
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    So, not only Uber drivers will be out of work, but also buss drivers, cab driver,s truck drivers, snow plow drivers...

    That's a lot of folks collecting future unemployment.
     
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    I grew up in Pittsburgh, nicest people in the world live there, but it's got the worst weather and the worst roads in the world.

    Good luck to those poor people trapped in those cars in the winter