Uber appears ready to launch self-driving pilot in San Francisco

Uber appears to be preparing to launch a fleet of self-driving cars in San Francisco, expanding on its existing self-driving pilot in Pittsburgh. CNET discovered a fleet of Uber-branded Volvo and Ford vehicles in a warehouse in San Francisco, complete with self-driving sensors and camera hardware.
The site says the vehicles will launch “very soon,” perhaps allowing San Francisco Uber users to receive a ride from an autonomous car when booking a trip. Not much else is known about the project, and Uber has not yet received an Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit from the State of California.