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Uber isn't sure if it can 'remain a viable business' without building self-driving cars

LoveTheBlues

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So if you've wondered why Uber doesn't seem to care enough to try to keep drivers happy, this should put that question to rest.

If you're to believe Uber's lawyers, the fate of the $69 billion company is tied up in one bidfrom an opponent trying to stop its work on self-driving cars.

Waymo, a subsidiary of Google-parent company Alphabet, sued Uber in February claiming it stole trade secrets. Weeks later, it filed a preliminary injunction to try to stop Uber's work on self-driving cars until the case resolves. Read Article: http://www.businessinsider.com/uber-questions-future-of-being-a-viable-business-without-self-driving-cars-2017-4?utm_source=readwritecars.com&utm_medium=email
 

sporadic

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Yeah yeah let them spend the money on self-driving cars and let the Bronx chick pax trash it on a min fare ride at current rates. Let's see how viable they actually are then.

*Slam car door on exit* --- oops, lidar circuit malfunction.
 

Pooooobear

Well-Known Member
So if you've wondered why Uber doesn't seem to care enough to try to keep drivers happy, this should put that question to rest.

If you're to believe Uber's lawyers, the fate of the $69 billion company is tied up in one bidfrom an opponent trying to stop its work on self-driving cars.

Waymo, a subsidiary of Google-parent company Alphabet, sued Uber in February claiming it stole trade secrets. Weeks later, it filed a preliminary injunction to try to stop Uber's work on self-driving cars until the case resolves. Read Article: http://www.businessinsider.com/uber-questions-future-of-being-a-viable-business-without-self-driving-cars-2017-4?utm_source=readwritecars.com&utm_medium=email
It could be a very profitable business for Uber but only if they stop charging riders less than a bus fare. People will still use Uber at $1.50/mile and those who can't afford it can go back to riding a bus. Pool rides are not profitable for drivers in most cases. We do this to make money not to volunteer our time and property.
 

seanD

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Travis is an idiot who mark my words at some point is gonna screw up and spend some time locked away. Fully self driving cars will never work in the choatic urban environment, open highway, yes. City...no.

The army tried messing with the shit a couple years ago. Failed horribly.
 

tomatopaste

Well-Known Member
It could easily be a viable business. Step 1, Get rid of Travis. step 2 and on.... go back to charging what they did 3 years ago. It was still cheaper then the traditional taxi services. and so on.
These fare reductions are going to be legendary as the biggest business blunder ever. They had a better mouse trap. Kalanick sees himself as the next Jeff Bezos. Kalanick's ego will be the downfall of Uber
 
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