There’s a war for skill in Pittsburgh’s flourishing autonomous automobile market. It began with Uber and now consists Argo AI, which is majorly owned by Ford, and a start-up called Aurora Innovation. With a lot hiring, it’s a good time to be at the city’s valued academic institution, Carnegie Mellon University. Andrew Moore, the dean
Uber is acquiring Otto, a startup that’s been working on developing self-driving trucks for an undisclosed sum. Its co-founder, Anthony Levandowski, is a former Googler who is working on self-driving for years. He’ll direct Uber’s whole self-driving department– both Otto’s self-driving truck efforts and Uber’s own fast-growing autonomous division, reporting straight to Uber CEO Travis
Google’s autonomous car may own the streets on the west coast, but Uber has actually staked its claim on the east – suggesting its nearly half million motorists might need to search for other work. The pioneer of ride-sharing revealed that it will start evaluating self-driving automobiles around Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in the next coming weeks.