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Uber Shutters Self-Driving Truck Effort

Discussion in 'Autonomous Vehicles' started by TMC Staff, Jul 31, 2018.

  1. TMC Staff

    May 19, 2017
    Uber announced Monday that it’s abandoning efforts to develop self-driving trucks. “We believe having our entire team’s energy and expertise focused on (self-driving cars) is the best path forward,” Eric Meyhofer, head of Uber Advanced Technologies Group, told Reuters. Uber’s investment in autonomous trucks included the purchase of Otto in 2016, which impressed when its...
  2. Ulmo

    Ulmo Active Member

    Jan 19, 2016
    Vienna Woods, Aptos, California
    When Uber had to handle retraining a bunch of Social Justice Warriors to learn how to do business for the first time in their lives, they fell out of favor with engineers (probably all fired) and businessmen (probably all fired). It makes sense that they're refocusing all their efforts on the one type of vehicle that all kids experienced and have the least bad chance of figuring out (passenger cars). I consider this a good thing for the taxi business, since a less incompetent Uber will give better competition to my preferred taxi provider at the moment, Lyft, and eventually new competitors. Fertile ground is good!
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