AUTOMATED VEHICLES: Uber testing AVs in Tempe, Ariz.

Feb. 22, 2017

Riders in the city who request an uberX will have a chance to ride in a self-driving vehicle

As of yesterday, self-driving Uber vehicles took to the streets of Tempe, Ariz. to pick up and drop off riders throughout the city.

The ride-sharing service has been testing automated vehicles in Pittsburgh for the last five months, and are now bringing their self-driving tests to the Southwest.

Users of the ride-sharing app living in the area can have a chance to ride in a self-driving Uber by requesting an uberX. Experienced vehicle operators will be in the front seat of each self-driving vehicle during the ride to ensure safety. A maximum of three riders are allowed in the vehicle at a time.