Uber used secret tool to evade officials

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Uber Technologies Inc, for years has used a secret tool to prevent officials in markets where its service faced resistance by law enforcement or was prohibited, the company confirmed on Friday. The the existence of the program, called Greyball, which uses information from the Uber app and other techniques to identify and circumvent officials who […]

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick quits Donald Trump’s business advisory group

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Uber CEO Travis Kalanick gave up President Donald Trump’s service advisory group on Thursday amid increasing pressure from activists and staff members who oppose the administration’s immigration policies. Critics consisted of Uber drivers, a number of whom are immigrants themselves. “Joining the group was not suggested to be a recommendation of the president or his […]

Uber signs a deal with Daimler to add self-driving Mercedes-Benz

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Uber Technologies has signed a deal with automaker Daimler to deploy self-driving cars in its ride-hailing network. They announced this partnership with Germany’s Daimler, the manufacturer of luxury Mercedes-Benz cars and trucks on Tuesday. As Daimler planned to incorporate its own self-driving Mercedes Benz into Uber fleet network, this deal has evolved. The key business […]

Uber acquires autonomous truck startup Otto

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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 […]