Tuesday, February 03, 2015

Uber Sets Up Autonomous Car Research Partnership With Carnegie Mellon | Re/code

Contrast with Hard-Charging Uber Tries Olive Branch (NYT 20150201)

"Uber would like you (and its drivers) to know that robots won’t replace humans just yet, despite the scare CEO Travis Kalanick gave on stage at the Code conference last year.

Uber would like you to remember that even as it announced today that it is setting up an autonomous car research outpost in Pittsburgh, confirming a report in TechCrunch.

What’s interesting is that in partnering with Carnegie Mellon University to work on self-driving cars, Uber is turning away from its two most obvious allies: its major investor Google, and the thousands of Uber drivers who power its services today."
Uber Sets Up Autonomous Car Research Partnership With Carnegie Mellon | Re/code
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