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  1. SEAMT

    Uber Self-Driving Trucks are Now Moving Cargo for Uber Freight Customer

    Uber Self-Driving Trucks are Now Moving Cargo for Uber Freight Customers Article by TechCrunch, author Darrell Etherington Uber’s autonomous trucks are now doing actual work for customers via Uber Freight, Uber’s commercial cargo shipping on-demand app. The first runs are being done in...
  2. MHR

    Article - I tried the first self-driving mass transit in the United States —

    http://www.businessinsider.com/las-vegas-downtown-self-driving-shuttle-review-2018-1 *At least the writer does genuinely address that this is good for short hops, less complex routes.
  3. MHR

    Lyft wants to be the Android of self-driving cars

    https://arstechnica.com/cars/2017/09/lyfts-ambitious-plans-to-win-the-self-driving-wars/
  4. tomatopaste

    Uber to drivers: get lost, I'm dating a Victoria's Secret model now.

    Drivers are like an old girlfriend from H.S. calling to whine about something that happened years ago. Uber's like: get lost, I'm dating a Victoria's Secret model now. Uber has visions of sugarplums dancing in their head, they don't care about trivialities like you not getting your stupid...
  5. Maven

    Economic Reality Meets Over-Optimistic SDC Hype

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-autos-autonomous-bmw-idUSKBN1AO0Y7 Autonomous cars race narrows on doubts about clear path to profit AUGUST 8, 2017 by Edward Taylor and Paul Lienert FRANKFURT/DETROIT (Reuters) - BMW and Daimler, the world's top luxury carmakers, have announced alliances with...
  6. tomatopaste

    You can't stop self-driving cars. Nor should you want to.

    Even if Uber ever got their act together, driving jobs are going the way of the chimney sweep. And that's not a bad thing. 1. Traffic jams become a thing of the past 2. Everything becomes valet 3. Turn your garage into a man-cave 4. Fatal accidents become very rare. In the long run 5. No more...
  7. Maven

    Teaching driverless cars to turn left

    BostonGlobe By Hiawatha Bray, April 2017 In a perfect world, cars and trucks would never turn left. Left turns waste time, gas, and are dangerous for drivers, oncoming traffic, and crossing pedestrians. So imagine teaching a machine to turn left — in Boston's infamous traffic, no less? A...
  8. MikesUber

    Uber restarts self-driving passenger pilots in Arizona and Pittsburgh

    Source: https://techcrunch.com/2017/03/28/uber-restarts-self-driving-passenger-pilots-in-arizona-and-pittsburgh/ Uber has confirmed that all its autonomous test cars are now back on the road in the US, following an accident in Arizona on Friday evening that left one of its vehicles flipped on...
  9. BurgerTiime

    If Google wins its trade secrets suit against Uber, it could tank Uber

    https://boingboing.net/2017/03/14/move-fast-break-things.html If Google wins its trade secrets suit against Uber, it could tank Uber Google is suing Uber, alleging that the company recruited a former Google exec who had secretly offered to give them access to trade-secrets from Google's...
  10. RedoBeach

    Fake Uber Vehicle Operator Job Scam

    It appears Uber has found a new way to take advantage of drivers and get free labor simultaneously. "The writer with the username “ryab012' starts off by warning others against wasting their time applying for an Uber ATC job. 'I believe the UBER ATC is disguising research as fake job...
  11. circle1

    Uber Launches "Self-Driving" Cars In San Francisco Without DMV Approval

    "What is surprising about Uber's decision is that it is launching the rollout without the prior permission of the California DMV." . . . Guess they don't know Travis very well . . . LOL . . . "According to CNN, it does not believe the state's rules apply to its program. " :confused...
  12. MikesUber

    Uber in Artificial-Intelligence Drive After Buying Startup

    Ride-hailing service is creating new division to develop the technology Source: http://www.wsj.com/articles/uber-in-artificial-intelligence-drive-after-buying-startup-1480942804 A fleet of self-driving car at the Uber Advanced Technologies Center in Pittsburgh. The company is...
  13. MikesUber

    Self-driving Uber Involved in Collision Downtown [Pittsburgh]

    Source: http://www.wtae.com/news/selfdriving-uber-involved-in-collision-downtown/42187584 UPDATED 6:27 PM EDT Oct 20, 2016 PITTSBURGH —A self-driving Uber vehicle was involved in a collision Wednesday afternoon in downtown Pittsburgh according to the ride sharing company. "We're aware of the...
  14. RamzFanz

    California: self-driving cars will not need licensed driver, given federal approval

    The department of motor vehicles’ revised regulations, which will face an open hearing this month, allow the public to access driverless cars Alphabet could gain the most from California’s action on self-driving cars. Photograph: Eric Risberg/AP California’s department of motor vehicles...
  15. MrsUberJax

    Google Self-Driving Car in Serious Crash in Mountain View

    http://fortune.com/2016/09/25/crash-google-self-driving-car But the culprit was likely human error. On Friday, a Lexus outfitted with Google autonomous driving technology was struck by a vehicle that ran a red light in Mountain View, California. Some observers say it is the worst crash that...
  16. Allegro Acura

    Google's Self-Driving Car Project Is Losing Out to Rivals

    Google’s project started in 2009, long before carmakers and most other companies seriously considered the technology. But when Singapore unveiled the first autonomous taxi service in August, Google wasn’t involved. Instead, a small startup called nuTonomy provided the technology. Uber...
  17. Tech Writer

    Can I speak to Uber drivers in Pittsburgh for TechRepublic article?

    Hi! I'm working on a story for TechRepublic and would like to talk to Uber drivers in Pittsburgh about the new announcement about the self-driving fleet. Any chance you have time to talk? Thanks!
  18. RedoBeach

    Self Driving Cars, Not 10 Years, (Edited: THIS Month) 6 MONTHS!!!

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/techcrunch.com/2016/08/18/ubers-first-self-driving-cars-will-start-picking-up-passengers-this-month/amp/?client=safari It turns out Uber has been making very rapid progress on its plan to replace its one million-plus drivers with computers. Bad news if you’re an...
  19. timberstx

    Self driving cars in Pittsburgh

    http://katu.com/news/nation-world/uber-to-use-self-driving-cars-to-haul-people-in-next-few-weeks I wonder who will be behind the wheel. I bet it wont be a regular uber driver, and bet they will be paid a lot more.
  20. S

    The reaction to self-driving Ubers

    I'm a reporter with a site called the Daily Dot, and I'm interested in the driver response to Uber's recent news. As you might know, Uber is testing self-driving cars, and GM (an investor in Lyft) is testing them, too. How do you feel, as a driver, about Uber testing cars that will eventually...
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