Uber acquires public transportation software company Routematch

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Uber Technologies Inc has announced the acquisition of transit software provider Routematch, marking the latest move of the ride-hailing firm toward broadening its business with public transportation agencies. Uber, which has progressively deepened its collaboration with agencies over recent times, last month declared its first software-based transit deal with an agency in the San Francisco […]

Uber to require riders and drivers wear masks to reduce coronavirus risks

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Uber and Lyft hopes that the increasing use of face masks to deal with the coronavirus outbreak will make customers comfortable enough to use their ride-sharing services. Uber will soon require both passengers and drivers to wear masks or face coverings in certain markets. The company told CNN that Uber would reveal the new policy in coming weeks. […]

Uber starts ‘UberMedic’ service to help healthcare workers in India

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Ride-hailing company Uber Technologies on Tuesday said it has started a new service ‘UberMedic’ to help transport frontline healthcare employees to medical facilities and other critical areas throughout India given the coronavirus crisis. “Uber is providing a new service, UberMedic, to transport frontline healthcare workers and assist the government fight against the spread of COVID-19. Working closely […]

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 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 […]

Self-driving car expansion in Pittsburgh means $200,000 pay packages for robotics graduates

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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’s self-driving unit Otto quietly purchased company that may affect Alphabet lawsuit

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A company now owned by Uber since 2016 quietly purchased a small company focusing on sensor innovation utilized in autonomous automobiles, giving the ride hailing company a patent in the technology and potentially a defense against a trade secrets theft lawsuit submitting against it by competing Alphabet Inc. The CEO of obscure Tyto Lidar LLC […]

Michigan’s new law allows self-driving cars on roads without human drivers

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Firms can now test self-driving vehicles on Michigan public roads without a motorist or steering wheel under latest laws that could push the state to the leading edge of autonomous automobile development. The package of expenses signed into law Friday features few specific state regulations and leaves lots of decisions to automakers and companies such […]

BMW aims to become ‘coolest’ ride-hailing company with autonomous car

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BMW will test self-driving automobiles in Munich next year as it looks to stay up to date with ride-hailing companies like Uber, which have invested billions on pay-per-use personal transport. The German automaker will have around 40 automobiles with self-driving functions in Munich’s inner city then broaden the project to other cities, BMW executives stated […]

Cloud-based connected car startup Otonomo saves $12 million

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Self-driving cars and truck start-up Otonomo has closed a $12 million series A round, headed by Bessemer Endeavor Partners and Stageone Ventures, with involvement from Maniv Mobility and LocalGlobe. Established from Tel Aviv in last year, Otonomo’s cloud-based platform links service provider and app designers with millions of connected automobiles. For instance, automobile producers might […]