About a year ago, Uber more or less bought out the famed robotics department at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
The goal, of course, was to acquire a team capable of building autonomous vehicles.
Since then, however, not much news has come out of Steel City regarding Uber’s autonomous vehicle plans.
This week, though, Uber put forth a plan to turn an old steel mill into a vehicle test-drive site. The site, known as the Almono, is an exciting development for Pittsburgh.
There is some local opposition, however, mostly in the form of Pittsburgh-based Uber drivers who are not looking forward to being replaced by robots.