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In SF? You may be hailing Uber's self-driving cars (The 3:59, Ep. 154)

We discuss Uber pushing forward with it's autonomous car project, Amazon making its first drone delivery and the awkwardness of the Trump tech roundtable.


Uber's secretive facility housing its self-driving cars.

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Uber is hitting the gas on its self-driving car project.

The company said in a blog post that it has launched its autonomous car program in San Francisco. CNET reported on the project on Tuesday.

So are a fleet of driver-less Uber cars on their way across the nation? No. Uber's only other pilot city is Pittsburgh, and there's still tons of regulatory red tape to clear up before self-driving cars become a real thing. Also, each car will have a "safety driver" just in case.

We also discuss the tech roundtable that President-elect Donald Trump is holding, and note that Uber CEO Travis Kalanick and Elon Musk have joined Trump's transition team.

Also, Amazon was busy this morning, saying it delivered its first package by drone in the UK, as well as expanding its Prime Video service to 200 countries.

The 3:59 gives you bite-size news and analysis about the top stories of the day, brought to you by the CNET News team in New York and producer Bryan VanGelder.

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In SF? You'll soon be hailing Uber's self-driving car (The 3:59, Ep. 154)


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