Business, Technology, Equipment, Safety, Autonomous, TCA

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


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

Uber Freight App Uber Freight

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

Bill Gates Jean-Philippe Riant/Visual/Zuma Press/TNS

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
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.

July 21, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Drops Most Patent Claims in Autonomous Tech Fight With Uber


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

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