While Pittsburgh is usually known for its steel-related heritage, the opening of Uber's Advanced Technology Center in the Strip District - and Carnegie Mellon University's ongoing autonomous vehicle research program - is helping the "Steel City" rebrand itself as a mecca for forward-thinking transportation technology. Uber's recent testing of self-driving Ford Fusions across the city simply stands as further confirmation of this "new look" perspective for Pittsburgh.

Can the work of Uber and robotics expert John Bares help autonomous vehicles conquer the rough streets of the Steel City - and its notoriously aggressive human drivers? Aaron Aupperlee of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has all the details of this big step forward for self-driving cars on the other side of the link below.

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