Uber nears deal for self-driving car simulation startup Foresight

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Uber Technologies Inc is nearing a deal to acquire Foresight, a startup that develops simulation software, The Information reported on Monday mentioning a source knowledgeable with the matter. The report provided no details of the deal terms but said the price mostly covered the cost of hiring the team behind the Silicon Valley-based company that […]

Uber self-driving car involved in fatal crash failed to detect jaywalkers

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Uber’s self-driving car that killed a pedestrian in March 2018 had severe software defects, including the inability to detect jaywalkers, according to the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The US safety agency stated that Uber’s software failed to detect the 49-year-old victim, Elaine Herzberg, as a pedestrian crossing the street. It didn’t analyze that it […]

Uber and Airbus working on Japan’s flying car strategies

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Japan is moving forward to develop flying cars, enlisting firms such as Uber Technologies and Airbus in a government-led group to bring airborne automobiles to the nation in the upcoming decade, according to people knowledgeable with the matter. The group will initially start with about 20 companies, consisting Boeing, NEC Corporation, a Toyota Motor-backed startup […]

Transport for London had “one or two” problems with details given by Uber

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Transport for London (TfL) had “one or two” problems concerning the accuracy of details given by Uber, a lawyer for London’s transport regulator stated on Tuesday during a hearing concerning the taxi app’s appeal against the loss of its London license. A hearing is occurring at Westminster Magistrates’ Court to decide on administrative matters prior […]