2020 Uber abandons research on autonomous vehicles

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The American start-up sold its autonomous driving research division.This is the end of a science-fiction dream for Uber.

The American firm is putting an end to its ambitions to replace its drivers with autonomous vehicles, and is selling its research division to Aurora, a start-up specializing in autonomous driving.
Uber, which since its creation has never made a single profit, was counting on advances in the field to eventually put an end to what costs it the most: driver salaries.

In difficulty because of Covid?

But with the various confinements around the world, the company suffered a lot in 2020. Selling operations that bring no short-term profit has become a necessity, while the company would also have sold its division in charge of developing a flying cab.

But when it comes to autonomous driving, all is not lost for the company. Aurora, the buyer of this division, has signed a partnership with Uber, which provides for the autonomous vehicles developed by the start-up, founded by former Google and Tesla employees, to be integrated into the Uber fleet.

The development of autonomous driving has often been controversial at Uber. One recalls, for example, a fatal accident in 2018, which put a serious brake on the firm’s research.

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Written by senhaji

senhaji ’s obsession with cars passed the “unhealthy” mark long ago. From classics to modern performance cars, he loves anything with four wheels, especially if there’s an interesting story attached. When he’s not writing automotive news articles for High Gear Media, Stephen can often be found combing through local car shows for something he hasn’t seen before, and sharing the results with anyone on the Internet willing to pay attention. Stephen has a Master's degree in History from Clark University. He currently lives in Connecticut.

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