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Uber aims for an edge in race for self-driving future

It acquires startup developing self-drive trucks, and will test self-drive cars in Pittsburgh soon

UBER'S NEW ACQUISITION: Otto co-founders Anthony Levandowski (left) and Lior Ron head the 90-person startup which includes former Google and Carnegie Mellon engineers focused on upending the long-distance trucking industry.

New York

A WORLD in which cars drive themselves may come sooner than once thought.

On Thursday, Uber said it would begin testing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh in a matter of weeks, allowing people in the city to hail modified versions of Volvo sport utility vehicles to get around