Uber is a driving application from which you can request a car directly to your door. From the application, you can see where your driver is, the time it will take for them to arrive, how many stars the driver has and so much more. The app has become widely-used around the world because of its convenience and low prices.
Uber wants to be the first in the self-driving game
Uber hasn’t kept it a secret. They want to be the first ones on the market with self-driving cars. This ride-hailing company has recently announced that it’s ready to buy thousands of Volvo XC90 SUVs that have been modified for autonomous driving. The project is going to be completed between 2019 and 2021. They have already purchased 24 000 cars from Volvo. All these AI cars already have sensors and radar, but the app company is going to have to spend some money to install rooftop camera and LiDAR rig.
This will put drivers out of business
Uber drivers better be aware, because when the self-driving cars hit the market, they are being put out of job. Right now it’s easy for drivers to complete the signup process with Uber and start driving to make money. However, when these self-driving cars are out, so are the drivers.
Uber will take responsibility for any decisions the AI car makes
Many people are afraid of the idea of a self-driving car. Is it safe? Many of us would probably be intrigued and afraid. The popular app says they will be assuming liability for its self-driving cars and any decisions they make, but Volvo will still be in charge of any underlying car components.
These AI cars are definitely a way of future, and they will be a reality sooner than we realize. And you will be a part of this future.