Earlier this year, it became known that the company Uber, established under the eponymous mobile application for searching, calling and paying a taxi or private drivers, engaged in the development of unmanned vehicles.
Recently, the first unmanned vehicle Uber, equipped with camera systems and laser scanners, went to the streets of Pittsburgh, which confirms the success of the project. In a statement, Uber said that, let out on the public road this car, the company started to test the system of autonomy, security, and rapid determination of the obstacles and the various participants in the movement. It is an exact reproduction of the world is a key factor for the successful implementation of stand-alone machines in our lives.
In the case of a successful test of these cars offer a taxi service to citizens who are not afraid to entrust the security of your computer. CEO Travis Kalanick argues that this will significantly save fleet owners, because they do not have to look for drivers and pay them for their work.
Recall, for 6 years of testing autonomous vehicles Google visited 11 small accident, but a new prototype of an unmanned vehicle will appear in Google in Mountain View this summer.