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Didn’t we see the prototype of a brainless cabbie in the 1976 Robert De Niro movie, Taxi Driver? Uber recently announced it’s experimenting with a Ford Fusion Hybrid driverless car in Pittsburgh.

The ride-sharing, cabbie-shunning company that would have driven Travis Bickle even more insane is encouraged. Its prototype car is operating successfully on mean city streets. Of course, unlike Bickle’s troubled brain, the driverless car is equipped with sensors, radar, laser scanners and high-resolution cameras.

However, don’t expect to ride-share a Uber car very soon. The company says it’s still experimenting. The driverless car operating in current testing actually has an alert human guy by the wheel ready to take over just in case. Stay tuned for further developments.

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