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Uber lays off another ~350 across Eats, self-driving and other departments

Uber lays off another ~350 across Eats, self-driving and other departments

Uber has just laid off around 350 employees across a variety of teams within the organization, marking what the company says is its third and final phase of layoffs of the process it began earlier this year, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said to employees today in an email obtained by TechCrunch (full email below). Those…
How self-driving shuttles could enable car-free living in the suburbs

How self-driving shuttles could enable car-free living in the suburbs

Driverless shuttles — Optimus Ride is aiming to begin driverless commercial operations in 2020. Timothy B. Lee - Oct 11, 2019 3:02 pm UTC Timothy B. Lee / Ars TechnicaRESTON, VIRGINIA—A Boston-based startup called Optimus Ride has launched a new self-driving vehicle service in the Washington, DC suburb of Reston, Virginia. On Monday, I traveled…
Self-driving vehicle startup Zoox has expanded to Las Vegas

Self-driving vehicle startup Zoox has expanded to Las Vegas

Zoox, the autonomous vehicle startup, is expanding to Las Vegas, CTO Jesse Levinson said at TechCrunch Disrupt SF. The startup, which has raised $800 million and has been testing on public roads in San Francisco, said Las Vegas is a target market for its autonomous driving fleet and service. Las Vegas will serve as an…
Uber is bringing its self-driving cars to Dallas

Uber is bringing its self-driving cars to Dallas

Uber will begin testing its self-driving cars in Dallas, Texas in November, the company announced Tuesday. The vehicles will be operated by human drivers in downtown Dallas to start out, collecting mapping data and capturing driving scenarios which Uber’s engineers will then reproduce in simulation. This doesn’t mean Uber is planning to offer trips in…
Waymo self-driving cars head to Florida for rainy season

Waymo self-driving cars head to Florida for rainy season

Waymo is taking some of its autonomous vehicles to Florida just in time for hurricane season to begin testing in heavy rain. The move to Florida will focus on testing how its myriad of sensors hold up during the region’s rainy season as well as to collect data. All of the vehicles will be manually…
UPS is testing self-driving trucks in Arizona

UPS is testing self-driving trucks in Arizona

According to UPS, the trucks have been roaming a 100-mile stretch between Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona since May. The fleet is designed as "level four autonomous trucking," which means all operations are automated; a driver and engineer are only on-board as a fallback. The effort aims to reduce the cost of shipping via tractor trailer…
Self-driving car service open sources new tool for securing firmware

Self-driving car service open sources new tool for securing firmware

BYO IMAGE — FwAnalyzer provides continuous automated analysis of firmware images. Dan Goodin - Aug 7, 2019 6:16 pm UTC Collin MullinerDeveloping and maintaining secure firmware for tablets, cars, and IoT devices is hard. Often, the firmware is initially developed by a third party rather than in-house. And it can be tough as projects move…
Self-Driving Trucks Are Ready to Do Business in Texas

Self-Driving Trucks Are Ready to Do Business in Texas

Don Burnette and Paz Eshel are Silicon Valley, through and through. Burnette is a veteran of Google’s self-driving car project and Otto, the robotic trucking company acquired by Uber. Eshel has a background in venture capital, and his résumé is a rolling list of enterprise startups.Aarian Marshall covers autonomous vehicles, transportation policy, and urban planning…
Gatik’s self-driving vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart

Gatik’s self-driving vans have started shuttling groceries for Walmart

Gatik AI, the autonomous vehicle startup that’s aiming for the sweet middle spot in the world of logistics, is officially on the road through a partnership with Walmart . The company received approval from the Arkansas Highway Commissioner’s office to launch a commercial service with Walmart . Gatik’s autonomous vehicles (with a human safety driver…
Postmates’ self-driving delivery rover will see with Ouster’s lidar

Postmates’ self-driving delivery rover will see with Ouster’s lidar

Postmates’ cooler-inspired autonomous delivery robot, which will roll out commercially in Los Angeles later this year, will rely on lidar sensors from Ouster, a burgeoning two-year-old startup that recently raised $60 million in equity and debt funding. Postmates unveiled the first generation of its self-described “autonomous rover” — known as Serve — late last year.…

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‘Pokémon Presents’ Live Presentation Teased For Tomorrow, 17th June – Nintendo...

What will it show? by Ryan Craddock 9 hours agoThe Pokémon Company has teased a new livestream presentation set to air tomorrow, 17th June. The show is set to be approximately 11 minutes long and will contain information on the Pokémon Sword and Shield Expansion Pass. The video's description is particularly teasy: We have Pokémon…

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