Very soon, residents of this hilly city will become the first Americans to test out Uber's self-driving car service.
It is a historic moment not just for the ride-hailing company, but also for robotic cars in general. For many people, the technology will finally become a reality, one they can touch and experience rather than just read about.
Uber has been conducting its driverless-car tests on open roads since May. People in Pittsburgh say they have often seen the company's prototypes driving around the city, their rooftops laden with sensors and communications equipment. But the project otherwise has been shrouded in secrecy, even from the drivers who sometimes ferry Uber employees to work in the Strip District. Read more