It's no secret that Uber has been testing and developing self-driving cars in Pittsburgh. The way in which they've done it has been more closely guarded, however. But in a new report on Uber's Pittsburgh operations, Business Insider takes a look at an intriguing feature of the whole enterprise: A fake-city/autonomous vehicle training ground at Uber's 42-acre Hazelwood complex. The course consists of a giant roundabout, fake cars and roaming mannequins that jump out into the "street" without warning. More centrally, it also represents the proving ground for a nascent technology that's set to change the world — with or without Uber.
Kenny Chesney is coming back to Pittsburgh, and needless to say, public safety officials are bracing themselves, TribLive reports. This, after mass arrests, mass medical emergencies and massive cleanups followed the country star's previous appearances in the city. One of those shows became symbolic of the larger hurdles facing organizers and first responders at similar events. Meanwhile, city officials say they're preparing for the upcoming show by leaving nothing to chance.
A Pennsylvania judge on Wednesday denied Jerry Sandusky's latest attempt to win a new trial, the Centre Daily Times notes. In appealing his conviction on more than 40 counts of child sexual abuse, Sandusky argued that his lawyers failed to provide adequate counsel during his 2012 trial and that prosecutors should have disclosed more details about changes to his victims' stories. The former Penn State assistant football coach's lawyers have 30 days to start an appeal of the judge's decision to the Superior Court.
Hear eight finalists pitch their businesses to a panel of judges to find the best product company and the best service company in the 2017 Invest In Her Pitch Competition. Doors open at 6:15 p.m. and pitches start at 7:15 p.m. Winners will be announced at the end of the event. Learn more about the finalists.
Where: BNY Mellon Innovation Center at 500 Grant Street (12th Floor), Downtown
When: October 19, 2017 at 6:15 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
How much: Free
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The Invest in Her Pitch Competition is all about women in business helping other women build their businesses. Now in its third year, the competition awards grant funds to winners and at the same time forges a new network and community of female professionals. “We’re not giving away $10,000 or half a million dollars. What we’re trying to do is build this community of support,” Samantha Hartzman, president of Invest In Her, said. "It’s about participants saying 'someone helped me, I’m going to help you.'”
Pittsburghers waking up to Facebook on Wednesday were also waking up to find themselves transported hundreds of miles from home — at least according to the website. For some strange reason, Pittsburghers were told they were in ... Philadelphia. The reason for the mixup remains something of a mystery, and the company says its since fixed the problem. What hasn't been fixed, though, is our offended sense of identity. Thanks, Zuck.