How Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Could Change San Francisco
Uber passengers in downtown SF may get a ride from Volvo SUVs as they test the new self-driving sensors and computers
Great news for Uber customers in the Golden City: Soon you’ll be able to be chauffeured around town by a computer rather than an automobile. That’s right—Uber has partnered with Volvo to bring self-driving vehicles to San Francisco. Although these vehicles do have drivers for safety purposes, Volvo’s SUV onboard computer and sensors will do most of the driving.
The uber will be called in the usual fashion—via the app—and then inside the vehicle, passengers will use an interactive display to choose their desired location. This display will remind riders to put their seatbelt on, verify if the chosen destination and even let passengers use a selfie feature for photos.