News Self-driving Uber cars to carry passenger soon in Pittsburgh

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  1. Donkey Patrol

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    https://www.yahoo.com/news/uber-autonomous-cars-haul-people-125127470.html?ref=gs

    In a few weeks, Uber will start using self-driving cars to carry passengers in Pittsburgh, raising the stakes in the fast-track race to deploy autonomous vehicles.

    The ride-hailing company said Thursday that customers will be able to opt into the test program, which will use autonomous Ford Fusions summoned by the touch of a smartphone. Although other companies are testing self-driving cars on public roads, this is the first time the public will get access to them.



    Because, we as a country have such a surplus of work. We should have cars driving themselves and do away with as many jobs as possible. That makes sense

    Thanks Obama

    Does anyone remember the guy who died watching a movie, while his car was driving him down the road?

    https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2016/jun/30/tesla-autopilot-death-self-driving-car-elon-musk
     
  2. Beth143nacho

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    I have a self driving weiner
     
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    No way in hell I'd get into one of those cars
     
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    Cookie_Puss Well-Known Member

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    The fact that these things can be hacked is a compete turn off. I'm all for new technology but until theses things are more popular with low rates of crash I wouldn't ride in one. Even then I would still be concerned.
     
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    I can't fathom how these would be allowed onto public roads.
     
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    I've been to Pittsburgh a few times
    the first time there it's confusing as fuck

    like there's a at least 15000 bridges there


    they coulda picked an easier place to get around for the first test run
     
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    So wait, is there even going to be a driver in the car?
     
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    This is Uber's long game to fire all their drivers and have autonomous cars pick you up. But I'm not sure it is a good fit - it might cause their extinction. Most people don't like the Uber company, they like the driver. When other companies such as Google, Chevy's Lyft come into the fray I think Uber will be the last company people call for an auto-taxi.
     
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    O well there go some more jobs
     
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    Nobody will be driving cars in 15 years. Young kids will be laughing at their parents for buying cars and driving them in the old days.
     
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    GLguygardner "I break bread, ribs, hundred dollar bills..."

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    The party's over @baltimore mike :tears:
     
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    Stacks of cash

    If we automate everything we will need to look at ATM
    Alternative minimum incomes

    not everyone has what it takes to be a md or engineer
     
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    Just around the time the Uber drivers started squawking about unionizing.
     
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    Also this is reallllly fucking stupid on Ubers part

    Now they get a flat fat cut of all the drivers labor , car costs are zero, fuel etc

    They just became a high overhead company from a zero one
     
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    I always heard that when we finally get the driverless tech it has to all driverless on a particular road or highway or none. Experts say monkeys and computers will never be able to share the road.
     
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    My mom grew up in New York City before moving to Pittsburgh for college.

    She said even though Pittsburgh is like 1/20 the size of NYC, it is so much easier to get around in NYC than Pittsburgh because of all those damn rivers and bridges!
     
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    I'll wait for a driverless motorcyle. Look ma, no hands!
     
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    I sense many a lawsuit coming
     
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    I can say without reservation that I am good without driving anymore. Kick back relax and let some robot do the work.
     
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    Total publicity stunt by Uber. Each car will have a human safety monitor in the passenger seat just in case.

    You see ads all over metro NYC for Uber drivers- I don't think Uber is doing that well.