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Uber acquires 600 acre in Pittsburgh to build self-driving test track

Uber Technologies has finally announced the purchase of an almost 600-acre parcel in Findlay Township in Pittsburgh that will be used for a self-driving test track.

By: INDO ASIAN NEWS SERVICE
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 18:41 IST
Uber Technologies has finally announced the purchase of an almost 600-acre parcel in Findlay Township in Pittsburgh that will be used for a self-driving test track.
Uber Technologies has finally announced the purchase of an almost 600-acre parcel in Findlay Township in Pittsburgh that will be used for a self-driving test track. (AP)

Uber Technologies has finally announced the purchase of an almost 600-acre parcel in Findlay Township in Pittsburgh that will be used for a self-driving test track.

The San Francisco ride-hailing giant bought the parcel through Uber affiliate 3 Rivers Holding LLC from real estate developer Imperial Land Corp. for $9.5 million, news portal post-gazette.com reported.

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According to Uber spokeswoman Sarah Abboud, Uber plans to use the space as a new test track for its self-driving cars when the track is complete.

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Earlier in November, Abboud said that the the company was looking for more space to conduct testing as its Pittsburgh footprint continues to grow.

Global ride-hailing major has been expanding in Pittsburgh over the last decade, with an Advanced Technology Center that opened in the Strip District in February 2015 to work on self-driving cars.

As per report, the new nearly 600-acre track will employ roughly 200 people and will also include an observation deck.

Earlier, Uber was reportedly planning to buy 400-acre land for the very same purpose in South Fayette Township in Pittsburgh, but ultimately rejected the plan.

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First Published Date: 28 Dec, 16:42 IST
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