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Uber to pilot driverless Volvo cars in US

Online cab-hailing service Uber has partnered up with vehicle manufacturer Volvo to develop 100 driverless cars that will be introduced to its fleet in the Unites States' Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Motoring expert Mark Smyth says that Uber's $300 million development deal has no completion date as of yet.

Smyth says that some Americans may be apprehensive about safety issues with self-driving cars, as transport-sharing services continue to grow globally.

It would be a level 4 autonomous car with no steering wheels, pedals and you put all your trust in a little computer box inside the car.

Mark Smyth, Motor Editor at Business Day

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