Business, Technology, Autonomous

Is Uber's Self-Driving Program Veering Off Track?

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

A self-driving car flipped on its side seems guaranteed to make humans think twice about riding with a robot.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
March 28, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber to Suspend Autonomous Tests After Arizona Accident

Uber Technologies Inc. is suspending its self-driving car program after one of its autonomous vehicles was involved in a high-impact crash in Tempe, Arizona, the latest incident for a company reeling from multiple crises.

March 27, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Waymo Alleges Former Self-Driving Engineer Plotted to Sell Trade Secrets to Uber

Alphabet Inc.'s Waymo alleged a former top self-driving car engineer plotted to sell trade secrets and talent to Uber Technologies Inc., according to an updated lawsuit filed March 10 against the ride-sharing company.

Mark Bergen | Bloomberg News
March 10, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Traditional Trucking Meets the 'Sharing Economy' With Miami Tech Startup Cargo42


Startup Spotlight: Through a simple-to-use app, Cargo42 provides companies an option to ship locally for a lower rate with trucks that have empty space in them. At the same time, trucking companies enjoy an additional revenue stream and maximize the trucks’ productivity.

Nancy Dahlberg | Miami Herald
March 6, 2017
Business, Autonomous, Technology

Otto Accused of Stealing Google's Self-Driving Secrets

Levandowski by John Sommers II for TT

It took Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo seven years to design and build a laser-scanning system to guide its self-driving cars. Uber Technologies Inc. allegedly did it in nine months. Waymo claims in a lawsuit filed Feb. 23 that was possible because an ex-employee, Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of Uber-owned Otto, stole the designs and technology and started a new company.

February 24, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Fee-Based Smart Lanes Will End Traffic, Lyft Co-Founder Says

Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg News

Lyft president and co-founder John Zimmer suggests adopting a system of smart lanes that incentivize drivers to travel in groups.

Marco della Cava | USA Today
January 17, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber-Like Package-Delivery Service Roadie Harnesses Holiday Travelers

Roadie partnered with musician Chris Bridges, aka Ludacris

Roadie, an Atlanta-based company which began service in central Ohio earlier this year, connects road-trippers with those who are looking for a way to ship a package, either across town or across the nation.

Tim Feran | The Columbus (Ohio) Dispatch
December 28, 2016
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber for Trucking Firm in China Valued at $1 Billion

Justin Chin/Bloomberg News

Truck Alliance Inc., an Uber-type service for trucks known in China as Huochebang, raised about $115 million in a financing round that valued the startup at $1 billion.

Lulu Yilun Chen | Bloomberg News
December 22, 2016
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Amazon Hails Uber to Make Deliveries in Boston

Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg News

Don’t be surprised if the next time you get a package from Amazon that the item arrives in a car rather than in a white Amazon van or a big UPS truck.

Jordan Graham | Boston Herald
December 21, 2016
Business, Technology, Autonomous

California DMV Calls Uber's San Francisco Self-Driving Cars Illegal

Uber Technologies Inc.

Uber Technologies Inc. has reverted to one of its bad-boy habits: ignoring regulators. California Department of Motor Vehicles officials said Dec. 14 that the ride-hailing provider is breaking the law by rolling out self-driving cars in San Francisco without their approval.

Eric Newcomer | Bloomberg News
December 15, 2016