Most people have heard self-driving cars are a very real possibility in the near future. However, many folks might not realize exactly how near that day happens to be. For example, if you live in the city of Pittsburgh, that day is right now. This is because Pittsburgh happens to be the city where Uber decided to test a fleet of self-driving cars for consumers to use. This is a huge leap forward in automotive history. However, it appears the Pennsylvanian city wasn’t even interested in doing much to prepare for this landmark change.
Only the mayor and one police vehicle had ever seen a self-driving Uber car. It is also reported that police and fire services are unaware of exactly where and when these self-driving Uber cars will travel. However, this is exactly why Pittsburgh is getting the self-driving Uber cars. Bill Peduto, the mayor of Pittsburgh, recently said, “It’s not our role to throw up regulations or limit companies like Uber.” He continued, “You can either put up red tape or roll out the red carpet. If you want to be a 21st-century laboratory for technology, you put out the red carpet.” In other words, after self-driving cars become as common place as regular cars, Pittsburgh may be cemented in history as the city of transportation pioneers. The city will always be remembered.
What do you think about Pittsburgh’s decision? Would you visit Pittsburgh just for the chance to ride in a self-driving car? Let us know!