Tag: Uber

Ex-Google engineer charged with stealing company’s trade secrets for driverless cars

A former Google engineer spent months downloading Google’s secret files on self-driving cars before he abruptly quit the company in 2016 to run Uber’s autonomous vehicle program, federal prosecutors alleged on Tuesday. The engineer, Anthony Levandowski, has been charged with 33 counts of stealing trade secrets. U.S. Attorney David Anderson

Uber says it will deliver McDonald’s meals via drones in San Diego as soon as this year

Uber plans to launch drone deliveries of McDonald’s meals in San Diego this year, the company said Wednesday. The aircraft will be able to land on Uber’s latest self-driving cars for a delivery “partner” to make the final hand off. WASHINGTON, DC – Uber plans to launch drone deliveries of

Uber first employee, Ryan Graves, to depart board of directors

In an SEC filing Friday, Uber said Ryan Graves plans to resign from the newly public company’s board effective May 27, 2019. According to the filing, his resignation “was not the result of any disagreement.” “While this is a bittersweet moment, we accept his personal decision that this is the

Uber’s Self-Driving Cars Are Set to Return in a Downsized Test

Eight months after one of Uber’s self-driving cars struck and killed a pedestrian, the ride-hailing company is close to putting its autonomous vehicles back on the road in a drastically reduced version of earlier efforts. Uber was driving its autonomous vehicles on public roads in four cities — sometimes at

Google Assistant will now allow users to book cheapest cab from Ola or Uber

Google Assistant is undeniably one of the best voice-based digital assistants that we have available today. The digital Assistant allows us to carry on with some specific tasks with the help of voice commands which makes our lives quite easy. Now, Google has announced a new feature for its Assistant

Uber ends autonomous truck program to focus on self-driving cars

Two years after Uber bought self-driving truck developer Otto to the tune of $680 million, the ride hailing company announced on Monday that the Uber Advanced Technologies Group is shuttering its autonomous truck unit. The company remains committed to further developing its self-driving car platform, which has only killed one pedestrian

Uber adds new features to ensure a smooth pickup

Uber is rolling out some new features aimed at making the pickup process simpler and more efficient. First, while the company began offering advanced booking in 2016, it’s now going to start guaranteeing your pickup time. If your driver doesn’t arrive within the time period you selected for the ride, Uber will

Lyft will offer discounts to people who use bikes and scooters to connect to transit

Fresh off its purchase of the largest bike-share operator in the US, Lyft says it’s adding incentives and discounts to encourage more people to use bikes and scooters, especially to and from mass transit hubs. The goal is to get more people to abandon their personal cars in favor of

NYC study backs pay raises for Uber and Lyft drivers

Ridesharing companies in New York City are facing more pressure than ever to increase pay for their drivers. The burg’s Taxi and Limousine Commission has released a study recommending raises for drivers with companies like Uber and Lyft. Economists James Parrott and Michael Reich suggest workers should receive $17.22 an

Uber’s former self-driving lead is working with a secretive startup

Uber’s former self-driving research lead Anthony Levandowski isn’t giving up on his best-known technology just because of his forced exit over alleged trade secret theft. TechCrunch has discovered that Levandowski is involved with Kache.ai, a currently secretive startup devoted to autonomous tech for the “commercial trucking industry,” or the same