Help who? Uber warned about self-drive car crashes A leaked email from an employee warned Uber’s bosses that its self-drive cars were involved in multiple crashes, only days before one killed a pedestrian. Robbie Miller, operations manager for Uber’s self-driving trucks, wrote to the firm’s top executives saying the cars were “routinely in accidents”.
but don’t hold your breath Defunct startup Sidecar sues Uber: ‘hell-bent on stifling competition’ SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Defunct startup Sidecar Technologies Inc, which pioneered on-demand ride-hailing, is suing Uber Technologies Inc, alleging it engaged in predatory pricing and anticompetitive practices that ultimately put Sidecar out of business. The lawsuit, filed in U.S.
If its true will anyone be held accountable? Uber allegedly ignored safety warnings before self-driving fatality According to The Information , Robbie Miller, a manager in the testing-operations group, sent a cautionary email to a number of Uber’s executive and lawyers, warning that the vehicles were “routinely in accidents resulting in damage. This is usually[…]
Lance Armstrong says Uber investment has ‘saved’ his family Lance Armstrong says an early investment in Uber has “saved” his family after paying out $111m (£86.8m) in legal fees and settlements. The American, 47, was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and banned from cycling for life in 2012 before admitting to using[…]
TLC approves historic pay rules for app-based drivers The Taxi and Limousine Commission made history on Tuesday morning when its commissioners voted to set the first minimum pay-rate in the nation for app-based drivers. Driver groups are declaring victory on-and claiming credit for the win-while Uber, Lyft and Juno found a lot to complain about.[…]
Uber, Google, Facebook: Your experiments have gone too far To be fair, you wouldn’t know there were 5,700 more vehicles a day on our roads if you’d just moved here. Nor if you were pouring Uber-delivered champagne over yourself in a tub of stock options while complaining about San Francisco’s homeless from the comfort of[…]
Uber Proposals Value Company at $120 Billion in a Possible IPO The ride-hailing company recently received proposals from banks valuing it at as much as $120 billion in an initial public offering that could take place early next year.
Driverless Cars Could Become WMDs Eight months ago I published my concerns about how autonomous vehicles could be weaponized at scale via cyber-attack. (For those who missed it, here’s the gist: Due to the all-or-nothing nature of certain classes of cyber-attack, self-driving cars and other autonomous systems can be utilized by hostile actors to create[…]