UBER Debuts Flying Cars That Can Navigate Pittsburgh Streets Without Falling Apart

Ridesharing service UBER is by now a familiar sight on Pittsburgh streets, including its famed self-driving cars that are still in the test phase. In the latest development, they have announced their cars will start riding above street level to preserve their useful lifetime.

“Though they look cool in Blade Runner, we thought flying cars were impractical compared to driving on the ground. How wrong we were.”

UBER’s complex computer algorithms are designed to navigate a wide range of obstacles, including other vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians, dogs, detours, and now, Pittsburgh’s potholes.

“Unfortunately they have met their match.”

Engineers were befuddled at first how to alter their self-driving technology to be able to get about Pittsburgh without the cars basically falling apart.

“Then we realized what the data was telling us – these cars need to be airborne.”

Though is will necessitate a major overhaul, UBER is forging ahead to reconfigure its Volvos so they can ride at altitude, at least for the winter months.

“We chose Pittsburgh because we knew it was a challenging urban driving environment that would teach us things we didn’t anticipate at the design stage, which it certainly has.”

1 Comment on "UBER Debuts Flying Cars That Can Navigate Pittsburgh Streets Without Falling Apart"

  1. Barbara Maxwell | April 13, 2019 at 6:40 pm | Reply

    Pittsburgh’s potholes opened my eyes! Six weeks ago, I was set to board my nonstop flight Phoenix to Pittsburgh when I read an article about the condition of the streets. I had already purchased an expensive home and all my belongings were already in place waiting for my arrival, all arranged for me by my staff. But when I read about Uber’s problems I stopped in my tracks. What to do? Everything I owned was already there! Only one option remained open to me: I must become homeless. It has been six wonderful weeks now, living on the streets of Phoenix! I have a whole new social support network and have discovered the delightful art of dumpster diving.

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