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Self-driving Uber makes debut Wednesday

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Uber is now offering some customers a ride in a self-driving vehicle. 

Starting today in Pittsburgh, a fleet of self-driving Ford Fusions will pick up Uber riders who opted to participate in a test program. 

The vehicles are loaded with features that allow them to navigate on their own, but at the same time, there is a diver behind the wheel to take control of the vehicle if something goes wrong, as well as an Uber engineer in the front passenger seat. 

The idea of self-driving vehicles on the streets of Pittsburgh is getting mixed reviews. 

Uber says eventually its self-driving fleet will grow to include Volvo XC90 Crossovers. 

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