Jul 31, 2018

Uber halts development of self-driving trucks

Uber has said it will stop developing self-driving trucks to focus its autonomous technology solely on cars. The idea behind self-driving trucks was initially to improve the safety and efficiency of the trucking industry, according to Uber's Advanced Technologies Group website. Uber's self-driving car development has not been without problems. The fatal accident came a year after Uber pulled self-driving cars from the roads after another accident which left one of the vehicles on its side. Other companies including Ford, General Motors, Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler and car supplier Bosch are investing in the development of self-driving vehicles.

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