Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber’s Travis Kalanick to Leave Board to Focus on New Business

Kalanick Kalanick via Scott Eells/Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc.’s former Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick is stepping down from the board, severing his last ties to the company he co-founded a decade ago and helped become one of the world’s most valuable, and controversial, startups.

Lizette Chapman | Bloomberg News
December 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Self-Driving Uber in Crash Wasn’t Designed to See Jaywalkers

Uber Self-Driving Seth Wenig/Associated Press

Uber Technologies Inc.’s self-driving test car that struck and killed a pedestrian last year wasn’t programmed to recognize and react to jaywalkers, according to documents released by U.S. safety investigators.

Ryan Beene and Alan Levin | Bloomberg News
November 6, 2019
Business, Technology

Uber Aims for $84 Billion Valuation in Year’s Largest IPO

Uber Carlos Jasso/Reuters

Uber Technologies Inc. is seeking to raise as much as $9 billion in an initial public offering that could give the No. 1 ride-hailing company a market valuation of as much as $84 billion.

April 26, 2019
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous

Waymo, Uber Driverless Projects Make Scanning Sensors Cheaper

Waymo Eric Risberg/Associated Press

Google’s Waymo, Uber and carmakers GM and Mercedes-Benz are among the companies working to put driverless vehicles in showrooms. That competition also should help lower prices that can reach $75,000 apiece for the sensors that scan a car’s surrounding environment so it knows how to drive itself.

Jie Ma | Bloomberg News
September 5, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety

Ryder Uses Uber Central to Boost Customer Service

Uber Central Getty Images

Ryder System Inc. announced it is using Uber Central to transport drivers and technicians more easily to and from Ryder and customer locations, resulting in less downtime.

August 7, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Fuel, Editorial

Editorial: Course Corrections Are Part of Progress

In times of great change there are bound to be course corrections, as evidenced by recent developments related to innovations designed to advance the science of moving trucks down the road.

August 2, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber’s Self-Driving Fleet Returns to Pittsburgh Roads — With Drivers in Control

Uber Self-Driving Car An Uber self-driving car in San Francisco. (Getty Images)

Uber’s self-driving cars returned July 24 to Pittsburgh’s streets four months after one of its autonomous SUVs hit and killed a woman crossing a street in Tempe, Ariz.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

Uber Lays Off Self-Driving Car Safety Drivers in Pittsburgh

Autonomous Uber Volvo in Pittsburgh An autonomous Uber vehicle in Pittsburgh. (rexworld/Flickr)

Uber laid off its team of self-driving car safety drivers in Pittsburgh on July 11, the company confirmed.

Aaron Aupperlee | The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
July 12, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety

VW Mobility Chief Ole Harms Says Self-Driving Cars Core to Plan


Volkswagen AG’s fledgling Moia mobility unit is betting on the rise of self-driving cars to deliver on its plan to catch up with ride-hailing leaders such as Uber Technologies Inc. without burning through piles of cash.

Christoph Rauwald | Bloomberg News
June 26, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics, Autonomous, TCA

Uberizing the Truck Industry in United Arab Emirates

Trucks in Dubai Construction site with construction machinery, excavator and trucks in Dubai. (Getty Images)

The idea of TruKKer was born at a dinner table when Gaurav Biswas realized how hard it was to find a suitable truck at the right time at a reasonable cost. He was quick to spot a lucrative gap in the market, and the region’s first and fastest growing truck aggregator was born.

Sandhya D’Mello | Khaleej Times (Dubai, United Arab Emirates)
June 25, 2018