Home / Tag Archives: Uber

Tag Archives: Uber

Toyota invests $500 million into Uber

Uber Autonomous SUV

Toyota and Uber are partnering to bring an on-demand autonomous ride-hailing service to market, a deal that includes a $500 million investment from the Japanese automaker. Under the agreement, Toyota Sienna minivans will be equipped with Uber’s self-driving technology and then deployed on the ride-hailing company’s network, the companies said. …

Read More »

Uber is Ending Self-Driving Truck Program

Otto Trucks

Uber is shuttering its self-driving trucks unit, a beleaguered program borne out of the company’s controversial multi-million acquisition of Otto nearly two years ago. The company said Monday that Uber Advanced Technologies Group will stop development of self-driving trucks and instead focus its efforts on self-driving cars. TechCrunch

Read More »

Mega Skyports Part of Uber Flying Taxi Future

Uber Flying Taxi Rendering

The architectural details of a new kind of transportation hub reveal a reshaped cityscape if passenger-carrying drones fill the air. The sci-fi dream of flying taxis is getting serious. Startups around the world are investigating this transformative mode of transportation. And for a sign that flying taxis have gone mainstream, look no …

Read More »

Uber Lays Off AV Test Drivers

Driverless Volvo Uber

Uber has laid off its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh as the company rethinks its autonomous vehicle strategy following a fatal crash in Tempe, Arizona, earlier this year.  Uber confirmed it laid off about 100 autonomous vehicle operators in Pittsburgh and eliminated the position. The company plans to replace these …

Read More »

New York Considering Wage Floor for Uber Drivers

New York City Traffic

New York City regulators are moving toward significantly raising wages for drivers for Uber and other ride-hailing apps. The step would make New York the first major American city to establish pay rules to grapple with the upheaval caused by hail-riding companies that has decimated the yellow cab industry and …

Read More »

London Will Allow Uber

Waiting for the Uber

Uber’s ban on its licence by London’s transport regulator, Transport for London, (TfL) to operate in the city has been overturned in court. TfL refused to renew the licence when it ran out last September, saying the ride-hailing firm was not “fit and proper” to operate in the city. Following a …

Read More »