GeekWire recently visited Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) center in Pittsburgh and published a recap titled, “Inside Uber’s self-driving tech center in Pittsburgh, a glimpse of the possible future of transportation.”
Designed by Assembly/CannonDesign, the Uber ATG Center is where the company’s engineers envision, design and build a city for the future. Every wire, part, and idea forged within these walls will be an artifact of the future. Unlike a typical technology office, this space is for builders. Every work area has room for toolboxes, carts, and of course, prototypes. There are studio spaces, designed for teams of six to brainstorm and hash out specific projects over a set period of time.
Housed between the rows of workstations and studios in the center is a fully functional machine shop. Autonomous cars are engineered, built, and tested here. After receiving finishing touches, they are driven across white teils into the main central nave – which acts as a showroom and kind of alter to the autonomous car. Connecting the lobby to the main space is the “Tunnel of the Future,” lined with an ever evolving series of prototypes, serving as a reminder that success is a process of iteration and that even failed experiments advance projects.”