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Uber layoff impacts 100 workers involved with self-driving effort

6 monthes ago   |   By SlashGear

Following a fatal accident earlier this year that involved one of its autonomous vehicles, Uber has laid off about 100 employees who were involved with its self-driving effort. The information comes form Pennsylvania news agencies, which report that most of the impacted individuals were located in Pittsburgh. Uber had started autonomous car tests in the city back in 2016. The...
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Uber is hiring dozens of 'mission specialists' to help relaunch its autonomous vehicle program after deadly Arizona crash

Uber is hiring dozens of 'mission specialists' to help relaunch its autonomous vehicle program after deadly Arizona crash

6 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Uber says it will replace a host of operators who had been monitoring the company's fleet of self-driving vehicles on the road, after one of those vehicles fatally struck a pedestrian in Arizona in March.
The ride-hailing company is hiring 55 "mission specialists" who will report technical data and feedback to developers.
Uber has made sweeping changes to its autonomous-vehicle program since that fatal collision in Arizona. Since then, the company has paused its autonomous vehicle program in several states and laid off hundreds of people.
Uber is replacing the drivers who had been...
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Uber lays off self-driving car operators in SF and Pittsburgh

Uber lays off self-driving car operators in SF and Pittsburgh

6 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

Uber has let go all of its self-driving car operators in Pittsburgh and San Francisco, Quartz reports and has been confirmed by TechCrunch. This comes after Uber officially pulled the plug on its operations in Arizona in May , following a fatal car crash involving one of its autonomous vehicles in March.
Despite how this may initially look, Uber is still working on resuming autonomous vehicle testing in Pittsburgh this summer. Those affected by the layoffs can apply for one of roughly 55 new advanced operator positions that Uber calls Mission Specialists in either San Francisco or...
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Uber lays off roughly 100 workers in its self-driving team

6 monthes ago   |   By Engadget

Uber is scaling back its self-driving team in the wake of the fatal Arizona crash and the subsequent shutdown of its autonomous operations. The ridesharing company has confirmed to Pittsburgh's Action 4 News that it laid off about 100 employees in i...
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