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Uber, Carnegie Mellon partner on mapping, safety and autonomy

Mobility services company Uber and Carnegie Mellon University have entered a strategic partnership that includes the creation of the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh, near the CMU campus. The partnership will provide a forum for Uber technology leaders to work closely with CMU faculty, staff and students—both on campus and at its National Robotics Engineering Center (NREC)—to do research and development, primarily in the areas of mapping and vehicle safety and autonomy technology.

The agreement also will include funding from Uber for faculty chairs and graduate fellowships.

Uber is a rapidly growing company known for its innovative technology that is radically improving access to transportation for millions of global citizens. CMU is renowned for innovations that transform lives. We look forward to partnering with Uber as they build out the Advanced Technologies Center and to working together on real-world applications, which offer very interesting new challenges at the intersections of technology, mobility and human interactions.

—Andrew Moore, dean of the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon

Uber and CMU will hold an event in Pittsburgh to formally kick off the partnership in the coming weeks.

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