Uber Looks to Partner With Other Self-Driving Companies

Uber self-driving unit is trying to associate with different firms engaged on autonomous driving, the corporate’s chief government officer mentioned on Wednesday.

“Our view is that we will partner with other autonomous providers over a period of time,” Dara Khosrowshahi mentioned on the RBC Capital Markets convention when requested about experiences Uber is trying to promote its autonomous driving unit, Advanced Technologies Group (ATG).

He mentioned Uber might supply rivals, who’ve poured billions of {dollars} into the event of robotaxis, a big buyer base and precious knowledge on worthwhile routes generated via its ride-hailing enterprise.

Reuters final week reported that Uber is in ongoing talks to promote its ATG unit to self-driving automotive startup Aurora, as Uber was in search of choices for the expensive unit, with absolutely automated autos nonetheless a number of years away.

Khosrowshahi declined to straight touch upon the experiences, however mentioned Uber was trying to create an open community and fund ATG each internally and externally.

“We’re going to be pursuing all paths forward here,” the CEO mentioned.

Khosrowshahi in May mentioned Uber was open to utilizing know-how from rivals within the trade.

ATG has acquired roughly $1 billion (roughly Rs. 7,400 crores) in funding from exterior buyers, together with Toyota and Softbank, and was valued at $7.25 billion (roughly Rs. 53,800 crores) earlier this yr.

Khosrowshahi mentioned absolutely automated autos that not require any human supervision have been nonetheless ten to 15 years away and their progress depending on native regulation.

© Thomson Reuters 2020


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