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Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Plans Self-Driving, Longhaul Trucks on the Road ‘In the Near Future’

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Uber is working on a fleet of self-driving semi-trucks, but it won’t completely replace traditional drivers, the company said.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
November 14, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Says It Will Bring Its Flying Taxis to Los Angeles in 2020

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In just over two years, Uber says it will let commuters soar over Los Angeles’ snarled traffic in flying taxis.

Tracey Lien | Los Angeles Times
November 8, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics

China’s Uber-for-Trucks Apps Trade Barbs as Battle Turns Toxic

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Harassing phone calls, spam text messages and police investigations — the fight between China’s Uber-for-trucks apps is getting nasty.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
October 26, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Engineer Left Trail of Deleted Files En Route to Uber

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Uber Technologies Inc. hired an engineer to lead its driverless car program last year even after its own research revealed red flags about how much proprietary information he took from his former employer, Waymo.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Unveils Second Generation Self-Driving Car in Pittsburgh

Uber is taking the co-driver out of its self-driving cars in Pittsburgh as the company rolls out the second generation of its autonomous Volvo SUVs.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Fleet of Self-Driving Cars in Pittsburgh Back on Road After Crash

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Uber grounded its fleet of self-driving cars in Pittsburgh for a few hours the morning of Sept. 18 as the company investigated a crash involving one of its vehicles.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Self-Driving Fleet Logs More Than 1 Million Autonomous Miles in First Year

A self-driving Volvo Uber heads out for a test drive in San Francisco. Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies and Volvo Cars signed a $300 million deal for Volvo to provide SUVs to Uber for autonomous vehicle research. Eric Risberg/AP

Uber’s fleet of self-driving cars has logged more than 1 million autonomous miles since the company started offering rides a year ago in Pittsburgh.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 14, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Wanted: Drivers for Self-Driving Cars

One of Uber's self-driving cars being tested in Pittsburgh. rexworld/Flickr

Want to get behind the wheel of a self-driving car? Aurora Innovation, a self-driving car company started by top engineers from Google, Tesla and Uber, has posted a job opening for a self-driving vehicle operator in Pittsburgh.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
September 7, 2017
Business, Technology, TCA

Uber Freight App Rolls Into California, Arizona, Chicagoland

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Uber Freight, which officially launched in May as a way for short-haul truckers to more easily book their loads, is making a big national push after a test run in Texas.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
August 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous

Bill Gates Backs Uber Freight Rival Convoy

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As Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos jockey for the designation of world’s wealthiest man, the Seattle billionaires are united behind at least one local venture. They’re both investors in Convoy Inc., a trucking logistics startup that competes with Uber Technologies Inc.

Dina Bass | Bloomberg News
July 25, 2017

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