Uber has today announced that they have started a new partnership with the Carnegie Melton University (CMU) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to create the new Uber Advanced Technology Center.

The centre’s main focus will be on the self-driving car industry, attempting to create technologies that can bring safe and more reliable transportation to Uber.

Within the center Uber will work with faculty, staff and students from CMU and from the National Robotics Engineering Center in researching and developing areas of mapping, vehicle safety and autonomy technology.

“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 the Chief Product Officer at Uber explained.

The partnership is set to kick off in the next few weeks, however we shouldn’t expect to see self-driving Uber’s too soon.

Source: Uber

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