By Justin Worland
August 18, 2016

Ride-hailing app Uber will introduce self-driving cars in Pittsburgh as soon as this month, the first part of a pilot program to explore the future of the technology.

The company plans to test 100 Volvo XC90s outfitted to drive themselves. Still, the cars will be accompanied by two humans: an engineer who can take control of the vehicle when needed and a co-pilot who takes note.

The news, first reported by Bloomberg, comes as the battle to deploy self-driving vehicles gains steam. Uber has made considerable investments on that front and has been testing cars for more than a year. The company also purchased Otto, a company working on self-driving technology for trucks.

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