DETROIT (CBSMiami/AP) —Ride-sharing company Uber will start using self-driving cars on the streets of Pittsburgh soon.READ MORE: Seminoles Suspend Sports Betting After Court Rulings
The company says the autonomous Ford Fusions will have human backup drivers but will transport passengers just like normal Uber vehicles within the next several weeks.READ MORE: 23rd Annual 'A Home For The Holidays At The Grove' Comes To CBS On Sunday, December 5th
Uber has a self-driving research lab in Pittsburgh and is working on autonomous technology.
Also Thursday, Uber and Volvo announced a $300 million deal for Volvo to provide SUVs to Uber for autonomous vehicle research. Eventually, the Volvo SUVs will be part of the self-driving fleet in Pittsburgh.MORE NEWS: Sharp Increase In Hospitalized Children With Covid Investigated In South Africa
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