US: GPS taxi service Uber on Thursday announced that it has acquired self-driving trucks startup Otto. At the same time, the company has also announced to form a $300 million alliance with Volvo Car Group to develop self-driving cars. This shows the company’s determination to advance its self-driving technology.
Uber would also be positioned to expand into the trucking industry, which had revenue of about $726.4 billion in the United States in 2015, according to trade data.
Carpooling firms have formed alliances with large automakers to accelerate the vehicle’s reflexes. Results for this are being achieved by improving coordination between software and the hardware.
Uber will begin a pilot program in Pittsburgh by the end of this month. According to the program, trusted Uber customers will be able to use their phones to summon a self-driving car for use in a downtown Pittsburgh.