Uber's Self-Driving Car Fleet Will Hit The Road This Summer. If you're still not convinced, we recommend Uber's IPO docs, which were out Thursday. And Uber revealed that it’s collected data from “millions” of autonomous vehicle testing miles to date and completed “tens of thousands” of passenger trips with a fleet of 250 vehicles. Uber Technologies Inc rolled out its self-driving car fleet in its hometown of San Francisco on Wednesday, but faced a backlash from state regulators who say … Uber is bringing a fleet of self-driving cars to the nation's capital to begin mapping out prospective routes -- aided by human drivers at first -- starting on Friday.. Why Uber Is Adding Self-Driving Cars to Its Fleet in San Francisco The ride-hailing giant is expanding its self-driving pilot program to the City by the Bay. A fleet of Uber's Ford Fusion self driving cars are shown during a demonstration of self-driving automotive technology in Pittsburgh, U.S., September 13, 2016. We’ve been hearing a great deal about them and now Uber’s driverless cars will be spotted on local streets by summer’s end. Financial Times; Alphaville APRIL 12, 2019 We at Alphaville have for a long time argued the economics of self-driving taxi fleets don't work. Uber has launched the first self-driving taxi fleet in the US in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, striding ahead as companies such as Google, Tesla, Ford and GM race to develop autonomous vehicle technology. But the employment of self-driving Uber cabs to city streets is a big first step for autonomous travel. Self-driving car startup Aurora today announced that it’s acquiring Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, the ride-hailing company’s driverless vehicle division, for an undisclosed amount. Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet Arrives in Pittsburgh This Month. The autonomous cars, launching this summer, are custom Volvo XC90s, supervised by humans in the driver’s seat. Uber started working on self-driving cars in 2015 and is the first company to roll out autonomous vehicles to the public.