Three-quarters of Americans don’t trust self-driving cars.
Pittsburgh, PA- Self-driving cars are slowly being rolled out to the public, but motorists may soon see even more of these autonomous vehicles on the road. In fact, your next Uber could be a self-driving vehicle if the company’s pilot program in Pittsburgh is a success.
Uber, the ride-sharing multi-national company, announced this week that they would be partnering with Volvo to put their drivers in autonomous vehicles. The pilot program will be rolled out in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as early as this month.
Currently, Pennsylvania doesn’t have a law on the books that requires autonomous cars to have drivers but, for now, the self-driving Uber autos will have a driver to take over control of the vehicle in case anything goes wrong. According to Charged.io, there will also be a technician on board to take care of any glitches that should manifest.
Uber is slated to put about 100 autonomous Volvo SUVs on the roads by the end of 2016, according to Charged.io.
Some are questioning Uber’s choice to use the largely untested technology to carry passengers. So far, the track record of self-driving cars is dubious at best. There was a fatal accident involving a self-driving Tesla earlier this summer along with a couple of injury accidents tied to autonomous vehicles.
In a statement to the Verge, John Simpson of the trusted Consumer Reports said, “There has been no demonstration that Uber’s robot cars are safe.” He went on to say that Uber’s decision is “unconscionable.”
Along with being untested, the motoring public is distrustful of self-driving vehicles. An AAA survey from March 2016, found that 75 percent of Americans are “afraid” of autonomous cars. If Uber’s program is successful, it could change the public’s perception of autonomous cars. That remains to be scene, but as self-autonomous vehicles become more common on the nation’s streets and highways, an accident is bound to happen.
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