Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies Inc. has released an image of the vehicle it is using to evaluate its self-driving technology.
Based on a Ford Fusion hybrid, the Uber test vehicle is equipped with an array of sensors and high-resolution digital cameras that are used to collect mapping data. The car has been seen in the vicinity of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh.
Maintaining that self-driving vehicles have the potential to save lives and improve the quality of life, Uber recently joined Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Ford Motor Co. in a coalition that is advocating safety regulations for autonomous vehicles.
While in its self-driving mode, testing of the Uber units is conducted with a driver in the vehicle.