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Business, Technology, TCA

Uber’s Going Big Into Trucking Business, and Nowhere Bigger Than Texas

Uber freight trucking Aether Films

One of the biggest technology disruptors when it comes to shuttling people is now trying to transform the way goods are moved around the country.

By Melissa Repko | The Dallas Morning News
July 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Drops Most Patent Claims in Autonomous Tech Fight With Uber

Waymo

Waymo dropped three of four patent-infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. over the startup’s autonomous vehicle program.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
July 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Denies It Knew About Copied Data in Waymo Secrets Suit

Anthony Levandowski Levandowski by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Uber Technologies Inc. said it didn’t know about the alleged theft of proprietary information from Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous driving unit by an executive until Waymo filed a lawsuit in February.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
July 3, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber CEO to Take Leave, Diminished Role After Workplace Scandals

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc. CEO Travis Kalanick told staff he plans to take a leave of absence, without disclosing a return date. The company will strip him of some duties and appoint an independent chair to limit his influence after a slew of scandals, according to an advance copy of a report prepared for the board.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
June 13, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Launches Freight App, Extends Reach Into Trucking

Aether Films

After surging to prominence with its ride-hailing app for car passengers, Uber Technologies Inc. is targeting trucking as its next big venture.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 22, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Threatens to Fire Anthony Levandowski

Anthony Levandowski by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Uber Technologies Inc. threatened to fire the man at the center of its legal battle with Alphabet Inc., telling its top driverless technology engineer, Anthony Levandowski, to either deny taking files from his former employer or turn them over.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Launches App-Based Freight Platform

Aether Films

After surging to prominence with its ride-hailing app for car passengers, Uber Technologies Inc. is targeting trucking as its next big venture.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
May 18, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Three Wharton Dealmakers Bet Their Future on Trillion-Dollar Chinese Trucking Industry

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

In 2001, three Chinese men named Richard enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School before heading to high-flying careers as bankers and dealmakers. More than 15 years later, they’ve teamed up to stake their future on building an Uber-like service for China's convoluted trucking industry.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
May 15, 2017
TCA

Uber's Self-Driving Car Ambitions Live Another Day

Mark Beach/Fresco News via Bloomberg News

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber and Waymo's industry-critical battle over self-driving car technology now includes allegations of cover-ups, clandestine meetings and big stock payouts. But a court hearing May 3 didn't result in one possible outcome: A halt to Uber's self-driving car plans.

Elizabeth Weise and Marco della Cava | USA Today
May 4, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

China’s Uber for Trucking Said to Get $156 Million in Funding

Qilai Shen/Bloomberg News

Truck Alliance Inc., an Uber-type service for trucks in China known as Huochebang, is near an agreement to raise about $156 million, people familiar with the matter said.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
May 1, 2017

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