Uber has rolled out a pilot program in the U.S. that aims to create a fleet of driverless vehicles.
The company says it plans to begin testing the technology in the coming weeks in several cities, including New York City and Los Angeles.
Uber said it will test autonomous vehicles on public streets and will provide “financial incentives” to help companies that adopt the technology.
In California, Uber has already partnered with California’s DMV to test the new technology, according to Bloomberg.
The driverless fleet will consist of a few vehicles, but Uber will also provide incentives for other companies to build driverless vehicle fleets.
The move is likely to accelerate the rollout of driver-less vehicles to other cities, such as New York and Los Gatos, California, the companies said in a joint statement.
Uber plans to test self-driving vehicles in San Francisco in the next year, and will then deploy the technology to other areas, such at cities where there are a large number of people.
“This pilot program will allow us to take a step toward the full adoption of self-parking technology in San Jose,” the companies wrote.
The companies did not say how much the pilot program costs.
The pilot program is one of several steps the companies have taken in an effort to increase the number of autonomous vehicles that can be deployed in the United States.
Earlier this year, Uber launched a pilot project to test autonomous cars in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
That project was shut down this year after a number of issues with the technology and an accident on a New York street led to Uber canceling the program.
Uber also recently announced a new partnership with Lyft, which is looking to deploy autonomous vehicles in Seattle, Washington.