To eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditionsWASHINGTON: Uber unveiled its newest Volvo self-driving car in Washington on Wednesday as it works to eventually deploy vehicles without drivers under some limited conditions. As the race to push out autonomous cars across the globe heats up, other companies are also working to deploy self-driving vehicles in limited areas. Carmakers have struggled to maintain profit margins faced with the rising costs of making electric, connected and autonomous cars. They also do not have sunroofs since the self-driving vehicles have large sensors on the roof and are equipped with auto-close doors to prevent an unsafe departure. Uber to roll out ‘quiet preferred’ rides soonVolvo and Uber said in 2017 that the rideshare company planned to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo from 2019 to 2021 using the self-driving system developed by Uber’s Advanced.
Source: The Express Tribune June 13, 2019 08:26 UTC