Autonomous vehicles are the future of transportation, and Uber is leading the way. Autonomous vehicles are here, but do you know when they will be mainstream? Or what impact they will have on society? Here’s everything you need to know about this exciting new technology that is changing the world.
Not as far away as you think.
The technology is already here, and it’s getting better every day. Companies like Tesla and Waymo are making autonomous driving a reality, with the former having already sold over 300,000 vehicles equipped with self-driving hardware.
The adoption of autonomous vehicles has been slow due in part to their cost; however, as more companies enter this market space (including Apple), prices will continue to decrease while quality improves. The industry expects that autonomous cars will be available at affordable prices by 2025–just seven years from now!
How close is it?
You may not have noticed, but the technology for autonomous vehicles is already here. In fact, it’s been around for years–just look at Tesla’s Autopilot feature or Google’s self-driving cars.
The thing about autonomous vehicles is that they’re constantly improving in ways you probably don’t even realize: You can buy a car that parks itself or one that steers itself when you’re in traffic jams (both of which were once considered impossible). And those are just two examples out of many; the industry is advancing at an astonishing rate.
Autonomous vehicles are also being used in more places than ever before–from cities like Singapore to rural communities like Iowa City–and they’re being used in new ways every day as well!
What will it mean for the world?
Autonomous vehicles are expected to bring about a number of positive changes for the world.
- Reduced costs of transportation. Autonomous cars will be able to drive faster than human drivers, meaning that they can cover more ground in less time and thus reduce the cost of transporting people and goods over long distances.
- Increased safety for commuters. With fewer accidents on the roads, commuters will be safer while traveling in their self-driving cars or buses. There will also be fewer deaths from drunk driving or texting while driving since there won’t be anyone behind the wheel anymore! This is especially true when it comes down to accidents caused by human error such as speeding while intoxicated which happens quite often these days according–and sometimes results–in fatalities due
Why is it going to change everything?
Uber is leading the way in autonomous vehicles, and it’s likely to stay that way as long as they continue to innovate. In addition to having a fleet of self-driving cars, Uber has an impressive track record of implementing new technologies–like their app and payment system–and making them accessible to everyone across the country.
If you’re still not convinced, consider this: Uber has partnered with Volvo Cars since 2016 on developing self-driving cars. The first version will be tested later this year in Arizona; by 2021 they hope to have 100 autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs on public roads in Pittsburgh (where both companies are based).
Autonomous vehicles are the future of transportation, and Uber is leading the way
You may have heard about Uber’s self-driving cars, but what exactly is going on?
In 2016, Uber began testing autonomous vehicles in Pittsburgh. The company then expanded its test runs to Arizona and California before making a big announcement earlier this year: they were launching an entire fleet of autonomous cars in those three states. As of now (July 2019), there are over 400 self-driving Ubers on the road–and that number will only grow as time goes on!
Autonomous vehicles are the future of transportation, and Uber is leading the way. We’re excited to see what this technology will bring us as it continues to develop and grow.