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.

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