Uber back in Austin to map streets

Although Uber said they’re not testing the self-driving feature in Austin yet, they are using the data gathered from the mapping tests for self-driving research. Apparently, Austin isn’t the only city Uber is using for research. Pittsburgh residents have seen the “high tech looking vehicles” around their city for the past several months due to a new partnership with Carnegie Mellon University. After leaving Austin in May 2016 due to the Proposition 1 ruling, Uber has been operating outside the city limits as a ride-sharing service in areas like Pflugerville and Round Rock while their food delivery service, Uber eats, never left the city.