Uber pulls back curtain on self-driving car initiative

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Uber shows off what it’s been up to since it hoovered up the Carnegie-Mellon Advanced Technology Center robotics team, including lead researcher John Bares, to help it build self-driving cars.

The whole Uber/self-driving movement is a bit of a head-scratcher Their primary business model is to match riders with drivers and collect a transaction fee for doing so. It’s not clear where human drivers will fit into the equation if Uber starts transitioning toward self-driving cars.