Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Contemplates Outside Investors for Autonomous Car Unit

Uber An Uber self-driving Volvo. (zombieite/Flickr)

Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said it was “possible” the ride-hailing giant would look for outside investors for its self-driving car unit, but isn’t currently searching for backers.

Erik Schatzker and Jeremy Kahn | Bloomberg News
January 23, 2019
Government, Business, Autonomous

Uber Puts First Self-Driving Car Back on the Road Since Death

An Uber self-driving car Uber’s modified Volvo XC90 sport-utility vehicle. (Uber)

Uber Technologies Inc., which halted its self-driving car program after the death of a pedestrian in March, resumed testing of self-driving cars on public roads in Pittsburgh on Dec. 20, the company said.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2018
Business, Technology, Logistics

Uber Freight Adds Analytics Tool for Shippers

Uber Freight Drivers wait in their cabs at a loading dock. (TT File Photo)

Uber Freight has launched a new data analytics feature designed to help shippers pinpoint problem areas within their supply chains and take action to improve efficiency.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
December 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous

Uber to Invest More Than $150 Million in Toronto Driverless Car Hub

Uber Self-Driving zombieite/Flickr

Uber Technologies Inc. will spend more than $150 million in Toronto to support driverless car research.

Natalie Wong | Bloomberg News
September 14, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Toyota Invests $500 Million in Uber

Uber sign Eric Risberg/Associated Press

Toyota Motor Corp. is expanding an alliance with Uber Technologies Inc. through a new investment and a plan to get self-driving cars on the road, a person familiar with the matter said.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
August 27, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Crash May Have Been Avoidable With Volvo’s Tech, IIHS Says

Uber Crash An Uber Volvo self-driving sports utility vehicle sits on the road after a high-impact crash in Tempe, Ariz. (Mark Beach/Fresco News via Bloomberg)

The Uber Technologies Inc. self-driving test vehicle that killed a pedestrian in Arizona earlier this year may have been able to avoid the crash had the ride-hailing company not disabled Volvo Cars’ safety system, according to a safety group.

Sarah Gardner | Bloomberg News
August 7, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Stops Work on Self-Driving Trucks, Reassigns Employees

Uber self-driving trucks Uber Advanced Technologies Group

Uber Technologies Inc., a pioneer developer of autonomous trucks that helped the idea gain traction with the industry, announced it has halted its self-driving truck program. Instead, it will focus the technology on its fleet of passenger cars.

Roger Gilroy | Staff Reporter
July 31, 2018
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Ends Testing of Self-Driving Cars, Trucks in Arizona

Uber trucks Uber Advanced Technologies Group

Uber Technologies Inc. confirmed it is shutting down its autonomous vehicle operations in Arizona, including its self-driving trucks, two months after one of its self-driving passenger cars struck and killed a pedestrian in the state.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 24, 2018
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Jaguar CEO Ralf Speth Says Nobody Can Go It Alone in Autonomous Driving

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Jaguar Land Rover, which is teaming with Waymo to develop autonomous vehicles, is testing the technology predominantly in the United Kingdom and sharpening efforts to make the roads safer with such cars, CEO Ralf Speth said.

Bloomberg News
April 25, 2018
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Disabled Volvo’s Safety System Before Fatality, Aptiv Says

Self-driving Uber fatality in Arizona Scene of a fatal accident March 18 in Tempe, Ariz., involving a pedestrian walking a bicycle and a self-driving Uber. (ABC-15.com via AP)

Uber Technologies Inc. disabled the standard collision-avoidance technology in the Volvo SUV that struck and killed a woman in Arizona March 18, according to the auto-parts maker that supplied the vehicle’s radar and camera.

Gabrielle Coppola and Ian King | Bloomberg News
March 27, 2018