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Uber lays off 100 autonomous vehicle operators in Pittsburgh, report says

Uber laid off about 100 autonomous vehicle operators in Pittsburgh Tuesday, according to an article from business news website Quartz.  The move comes about four months after an autonomous Uber vehicle struck and killed pedestrian Elaine Herzber.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 11th, 2018

The Wall Street Journal: Uber lays off autonomous-car test drivers in Pittsburgh, San Francisco

Uber Technologies Inc. is cutting more than 100 test-driver jobs from its autonomous vehicle program in Pittsburgh and San Francisco months after a fatal crash involving one of the robot cars......»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 11th, 2018

Uber Cuts More Test Drivers in Its Robot Car Operation

Uber Technologies is cutting more than 100 test-driver jobs from its autonomous vehicle program in Pittsburgh and San Francisco months after a fatal crash involving one of the robot cars......»»

Category: smallbizSource: wsjJul 11th, 2018

Report: Driver in autonomous Uber was watching 'The Voice' moments before fatal Tempe crash

New video, photos and police records shed new light on the March crash in which an autonomous Uber vehicle hit and killed a.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJun 22nd, 2018

Pittsburgh self-driving car startup moves into Tech Forge

Well-funded Aurora plants its flag in new Lawrenceville building by RIDC, joining Uber Advanced Technologies Group and Argo AI to bolster the autonomous vehicle industry in city's Robotics Row......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 11th, 2018

Kan visits Pittsburgh to talk infrastructure, transportation policy

The under secretary of transportation policy toured local autonomous vehicle companies......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsAug 31st, 2018

Uber"s vision of self-driving cars begins to blur

Since a self-driving Uber killed a pedestrian in March, the company’s executives have been divided over the future of its autonomous vehicle efforts......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 19th, 2018

Uber to stop developing self-driving trucks

Uber will stop developing self-driving trucks that have been hauling cargo on U.S. highways, the ride-hailing company said on Monday, seeking to focus its autonomous-vehicle technology solely on cars......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 30th, 2018

Uber to stop developing self-driving trucks

Uber [UBER.UL] will stop developing self-driving trucks that have been hauling cargo on U.S. highways, the ride-hailing company said on Monday, seeking to focus its autonomous-vehicle technology solely on cars......»»

Category: topSource: reutersJul 30th, 2018

Uber takes another step to increase the safety of its self-driving cars

The company plans to replace its vehicle operators will people who have more technical training to provide greater feedback to developers......»»

Category: topSource: cnnJul 12th, 2018

Aptiv acquires Winchester Interconnect in $650 million agreement

Aptiv, a global technology company testing its autonomous vehicle on Pittsburgh streets, announced a $650 million agreement to acquire Winchester Interconnect Tuesday, according to a news release. Aptiv, based in Dublin, will acquire the more than .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJul 12th, 2018

Uber is hiring dozens of "mission specialists" to help relaunch its autonomous vehicle program after deadly Arizona crash

Darren Weaver Uber says it will rep.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 11th, 2018

Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of the Uber/Waymo legal battle, has been tied to another upcoming autonomous vehicle project

Otto In 2017, Anthony Levandowski was in the middle of a scandal involving Uber, his employer at the time, and Waymo, his former employer. He was a.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJul 2nd, 2018

Uber autonomous-SUV driver streamed 'The Voice' just before deadly Arizona crash, report says - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles .....»»

Category: topSource: googlenewsJun 22nd, 2018

Simulation testing in Uber"s self-driving vehicle program wasn"t a top priority, report says

Amid a highly competitive race to develop self-driving vehicles for commercial deployment, Uber Technologies Inc. may have de-emphasized some testing to determine how the vehicles react in various situations, according to a new report. Uber engineer.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJun 19th, 2018

Consumer Trust in Self-Driving Car Technology Has Made a Sudden U-Turn

After several recent high-profile incidents, including a fatal Uber crash. Consumer trust in self-driving cars has eroded following recent high-profile incidents involving autonomous vehicle technology, including a fatal Uber crash in March, a.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 22nd, 2018

Uber Rival Didi Secures Autonomous Vehicle Testing Permit For California

The permit .....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 14th, 2018

Uber"s self-driving software detected pedestrian but did not react quickly in fatal Tempe crash

An autonomous Uber vehicle detected a woman it hit and killed in March but did not react in time to avoid the incident, according to the Information. The technology news site reported San Francisco-based Uber Technologies Inc.'s internal investigat.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 7th, 2018

Self-Driving Uber Crash: Likely Cause of Fatal Car Accident Detailed in Report

A pedestrian was killed in March when she was struck by the self-driving vehicle......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 7th, 2018

Self Driving Uber Crash: Likely Cause of Fatal Car Accident Detailed in Report

A pedestrian was killed in March when she was struck by the self-driving vehicle......»»

Category: topSource: newsweekMay 7th, 2018

Waymo Autonomous Vehicle Crashes In Arizona

Less than two months after a self-driving Uber vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona; local news stations are reporting that a Waymo minivan in autonomous mode was involved in a crash in Chandler, Arizona. As a reminder, Waymo is th.....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeMay 4th, 2018