June 28, 2017

Uber Drives Toward Autonomous Future, Despite Controversy



Uber self driving car
By Diablanco (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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Facing a potentially devastating lawsuit accusing the startup of stealing rival Waymo’s autonomous vehicle technology, Uber also has seen an exodus of top talent and a court order barring its top self-driving car engineer from working on a key piece of technology. But when Urtasun started May 1 as head of Uber’s new self-driving car division in Toronto, she was focused on the big picture — putting autonomous vehicles on every road.

She’ll start small, though. Her first step will be scaling up the Toronto team she’s now in charge of, and traveling to Uber’s other Advanced Technologies Group offices to get to know her new co-workers.

Urtasun responded to this new organization’s questions via email. Her answers have been lightly edited  […]

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