Uber to Stop Developing Self-Driving Trucks
July 31, 2018—Uber will stop developing self-driving trucks, reported CNBC.
The ride-hailing company said on Monday it is seeking to focus its autonomous-vehicle technology solely on cars.
Through its acquisition of Otto in 2016, Uber had sought to disrupt freight hauling with self-driving trucks and Uber Freight, its smartphone app that connects truck drivers and shipper, according to the report.
According to CNBC, Uber had unveiled plans earlier this year to integrate manual trucking with self-driving trucks by deploying the former for short hauls and the latter for longer distances.