Uber has announced that they will be teaming up with the Carnegie Mellon University to start its very own Self-Driving car project. The company will be launching an Uber Advanced Technology Center near the Carnegie Mellon campus, where the project will working on the company’s self-driving cars, mapping and vehicle safety.
“We are excited to join the community of Pittsburgh and partner with the experts at CMU, whose breadth and depth of technical expertise, particularly in robotics, are unmatched. As a global leader in urban transportation, we have the unique opportunity to invest in leading edge technologies to enable the safe and efficient movement of people and things at giant scale. This collaboration and the creation of the Uber Advanced Technologies Center represent an important investment in building for the long term of Uber.” —Jeff Holden, Uber Chief Product Officer
The Center will aid in local job creation and further the well-deserved reputation of the Steel City for its growing innovation sector. Uber and CMU will hold an event in Pittsburgh to formally kick off the partnership in the coming weeks.