The San Francisco based online multinational transportation company Uber announced about their driverless cars. The company also had set up an Advanced Technology Center in Pittsburg to build the self driving car. On June 14th, 2016 the Chief Producer officer at Uber, Jeff Holden spoke at the conference about the driverless cars and said that the ride sharing company will launch their service sooner than the expected time period. The self driving cars are not replaced the drivers because the autonomous car service will hail only in some cities and thus the drivers who are working with the company need not worry about the new feature. The ride sharing giant hired software developers from the National Robotics Engineering center, Carnegie Mellon University to build the self driving cars.
In May, the app based company did a test ride with the driverless Ford Fusion car on the roads of Pittsburg. The officials in the past said that they ran the test ride to make sure that the technological implementation was correct and also to check whether everyone on the road like the cyclist, pedestrians and other drivers were safe. The ride sharing company partnered with the Japanese automaker, Toyota Motors earlier this year. This partnership will speed up the process of developing the driverless cars and launching the service for public transport because many other car makers in the industry have partnered with other ride sharing companies to develop driverless cars. The main target of the company is to provide reliable service for the customers in lower price.