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New report details Uber's immense technical failures in its autonomous vehicle division

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October 02, 2020
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The reporting, in which several Uber ATG managers were interviewed, exposes the lack of progress the company has made in developing a self-driving vehicle. The poor results are attributed to problems developing a simulator, infighting about how cautious the group's testing needed to be following the high-profile crash in 2018, and a lack of productization experience from the former university researchers in the group. Despite plans to launch a revenue-generating robotaxi service in 2022, the group couldn't even get one of its prototypes to successfully shuttle employees between two Pittsburgh offices located a mile away from each other. Clients should see this as very poor progress for Uber in a field where leaders like Waymo are far ahead.

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