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Bring your nap mat, but don’t worry about the driving experience

Uber's ride-hailing app gets all DOT on its drivers: "The professionally-licensed career drivers know the dangers on the road and making a bunch of Ubers take a nap isn't going to increase safety nearly as much as training and education" could ...

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Uber, who’s invested big in autonomous truck tech, says driver jobs will shift, not disappear

While long haul driving jobs could succumb to the market pressures of self-driving rigs, the company concludes there will be a spike in the number of drivers needed for localized driving jobs. Uber researchers also project that the industry will move away from per-mile pay structures in favor of hourly pay.

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Uber to pay reported $245M to settle Google’s claims of stolen autonomous tech

In what became a highly publicized spat between the two companies, Google parent company Alphabet alleged that Uber stole thousands of documents from Alphabet’s autonomous vehicle developer Waymo. Though the terms of the deal remain confidential, Google has agreed to accept a fraction of a percent of ownership of Uber -- worth a reported $245 million -- to end its lawsuit against the ridesharing pioneer.

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Fresh evidence prompts judge to delay autonomous tech trial between Google, Uber

The trial for a high-profile lawsuit between two of Silicon Valley’s biggest players, Uber and Alphabet (Google’s parent company) involving trade secrets and patents behind autonomous vehicle technology has been delayed until February. The Department of Justice has also announced it is pursuing a criminal investigation against Uber over the accusations made against the company.

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Worship the robots: What a man at the center of Google’s self-driving tech lawsuit against Uber wants you to do

Self-driving truck startup Otto's cofounder Anthony Levandowski has established a "Way of the Future" church to develop an AI Godhead. Before we jump to the pews in science-fiction-turned-reality joy, let's keep the source in mind.

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Google confirms self-driving truck platform in the works

Google parent company Alphabet Inc.'s autonomous driving unit, Waymo, is developing a self-driving truck platform, the company confirmed Thursday.

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Uber’s self-driving truck venture shaken up as legal woes mount

With legal trouble swirling around Uber's autonomous truck venture, the company has fired Anthony Levandowski, the founder of the autonomous truck company Otto and a star engineer with Uber and, formerly, Google. The company also quietly announced last month it dropped the name Otto, as it was facing a lawsuit by a Canadian-based robotics company of the same name.

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Latest ‘uber for trucking’ launches app — this time, it’s from Uber itself

“Uber for trucking,” long considered a freight-matching unicorn, has come to a kind of fruition, with the ride-sharing giant today unveiling its brokerage's Uber Freight matching app aimed at the owner-operator market with a focus on dry van and reefer loads.

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Tech giants Google, Uber battling in court over autonomous truck secrets

Google and its subsidiary Waymo claim Uber and Otto Trucking stole thousands of documents and company trade secrets. Uber denies the claims. A judge Monday issued an injunction against Uber and Otto.

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Senators ask GAO to assess autonomous trucks’ potential to displace workers

In the wake of the FMCSA's Monday listening session on regulating the highly automated driving environment expected in the future, Senators Susan Collins and Jack Reed request GAO study the issue of job displacement -- more commentary from the session explored here.

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