Uber recently launched its self driving taxi service in the city of Pittsburgh, US. The car being used is a Hybrid Ford Fusion while the technology has been developed by Uber Advanced Technologies Center. The car can be ordered simply through the app while a trained driver would stay behind the steering wheel for emergency situations, which are least likely to be witnessed.
The car uses a couple of sensors, scanners and camera's for real life monitoring of the surrounding, helping in saving lives by ending the chances of human error in an accident. The car would help in keeping the costs low and streets congestion free in the coming future.
The service is in its initial stage at present, checking for the scope of error and improvements in the ways the system works. It's practical application and trial on the app means it has certified some sort of minimum safety requirement before taking the technology