- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 9, 2015

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Uber has given Carnegie Mellon University $5.5 million to support a new robotics faculty chair and three fellowships.

The ride-sharing company said Wednesday that the gift is part of a partnership with the university’s National Robotics Engineering Center that is aimed at producing self-driving cars.

University president Subra Suresh said the school is grateful for Uber’s support for the intellectual work behind the activity.

The San Francisco-based company opened an Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh months after announcing the partnership in February.

It’s one of 300 companies the school has partnered with, including Apple and Google.

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says the company wants to make safe transportation as “reliable as running water.”


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