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Monday September 12, 2016

Uber's Self-Driving Taxi Test Makes Commuters Guinea Pigs

Safety experts are crapping their pants over Uber's self-driving tests in Pittsburgh. The former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration went as far as to say that Uber is essentially making "commuters the guinea pigs."

Meanwhile, researchers note, autonomous cars have been thrown off by bridges, a particular problem in Pittsburgh, which has more bridges than any other major U.S. city. "They are essentially making the commuters the guinea pigs," said Joan Claybrook, a consumer-protection advocate and former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. "Of course there are going to be crashes. You can do the exact same tests without having average citizens in your car."

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