A video by a driverless vehicle company has been shown on YouTube by the National Post, which says it shows how a driver can safely get a passenger to their destination.
The video was shot at the Toronto International Airport, showing a driver picking up a passenger and driving them through security at Toronto Pearson airport, where passengers are required to present ID to get through security.
A passenger gets into the car and takes a photo with the driver, who then signs a receipt and gets back to the driver in less than 15 minutes.
“You’ve got this guy who’s got an amazing amount of experience and knowledge about driving a car,” said the video’s narrator, who says he’s been a driver for Uber for the past eight years.
“And this guy is doing the same thing.”
The video has been viewed more than 13 million times.
In an interview with CBC Toronto, Uber Canada President Paul Goerner said the company was not commenting on the video.
Goerner told CBC Toronto that the video is intended to educate the public about what it takes to be a safe driver and to give people a better understanding of how UberX works.
“It’s an easy thing to do, but if you don’t understand how it works, you’ll end up doing it the wrong way,” Goerning said.
He said that Uber is working to get the video pulled from YouTube.
The video features a driver taking a passenger into the Uber app and delivering them to their vehicle.
Once inside, the passenger must enter a PIN code and wait to see a yellow “autopilot” light appear.
Once the passenger has their PIN code entered, they can pick up the passenger, who is also given a receipt.
Once the receipt is delivered, the driver can begin to deliver the passenger to the destination.
Uber’s system is designed to make it easier for drivers to safely navigate through security, Goerners said.
It is also designed to ensure passengers have proper ID and have access to their driver’s license.
Uber is also developing a program for passengers to check their driver record, which will be made available on its website in the near future, Goers said.
“That’s an important piece of the overall safety of Uber,” he said.
The National Post said that the UberX video has received more than 12 million views on YouTube.
There has been speculation that UberX could eventually replace the current fleet of self-driving cars that run on public roads, with one driver to drive passengers in each vehicle.
But Uber’s Goerring said UberX has not yet reached that goal.
“Our goal right now is to give our customers the best experience possible and the best safety, and we’re not going to go into the business of building self-parking cars right now,” he told CBC.