Uber is testing a self.driving car in the city’s West Side neighborhood on the outskirts of the city.
The company said the test, which will last about three months, will help it better understand the safety issues surrounding autonomous vehicles and other new technologies.
The autonomous vehicle will be tested in a public parking garage at 8 a.m. and will take drivers through a safety training course.
Uber said the vehicle will operate within city limits, and drivers will be required to wear helmets.
It said it is testing the technology in tandem with a pilot program that began in Chicago last year.
Uber’s announcement came after the Chicago Tribune published a story Thursday saying Uber was testing a fleet of self-driven cars on the city streets.
The report said the company is also working with Chicago’s Department of Transportation to create a pilot vehicle program.