Well, would you chose an autonomous taxi or a regular one given the choice? This trial by Uber could point to taxis being the first driverless cars to hit the roads as the race hots up amongst tech and manufacturers to get this technology into mainstream travel.
In an expansion of its Pittsburg trial earlier this year, Uber has started picking up passengers in the San Francisco area today. Each one of Uber's self-driving fleet with have a safety driver and an Uber test engineer to take start manually driving the car when needed and monitor the smart technology. All passengers need to do is request an uberX using the standard consumer-facing mobile app.