Uber’s new ‘autonomous’ cars will be autonomous for the first time
Posted On July 12, 2021
Uber is finally getting serious about putting self-driving cars into the hands of the masses.
The ride-sharing giant has announced that it is developing self-driven cars that will be equipped with cameras, sensors, and cameras on the front to track your driving habits.
It’s a big step forward for the company, which has been struggling to get enough people to take its cars out on the road.
“We’re excited to bring our next generation of self-guided vehicles to market in the coming years,” Uber said in a statement.
“These cars are engineered to take over for your cars when the human driver needs to take a break, and they’re built to handle everyday driving.”
The first vehicles will be tested by the end of 2018, and the first fully autonomous vehicles will roll out to riders in 2019.
Uber’s plans will be met with some skepticism, as it’s not entirely clear how self-drive will work in practice.
Will a car need to stop for you?
Will the car automatically stop if it senses you are not paying attention?
And, most importantly, will the self-parking technology be secure enough to protect you from theft or vandalism?
We’ll have to wait until 2019 to see if Uber has figured out how to make its cars safe and secure.