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A Sixth New York City Taxi Driver Has Committed Suicide After Falling Into Debt 

A sixth New York City cab driver has committed suicide after falling into significant financial straits. It’s the latest in a string of deaths that, according to driver advocates, is connected to the proliferation of ride-hailing apps in the city like Uber and Lyft.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber’s Dara Khosrowshahi Tries Giving ‘the D’ to Coworkers

When he took over the company in August of last year, Dara Khosrowshahi was tasked with rehabilitating the fratboy image of Uber—a company where harassment was rampant, and internal memos had to advise employees how not to have sex with their coworkers. But based on a leaked memo, less than a year into the new […]

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Uber Plans IPO in 2019, Wants to Be ‘Amazon for Transportation’

Uber’s new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi announced Wednesday that the ridesharing company that has been clouded in controversy for the last few years is finally ready to go public, and intends to do so in the second half of 2019.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Why Volvo’s Auto-Braking System Might Have Kept The Self-Driving Uber Crash From Being Fatal

The reason an Uber self-driving car fatally struck a pedestrian in March is coming into sharper focus, thanks to the release of a preliminary report on Thursday from the National Transportation Safety Board. But the agency’s findings raise a notable question: If the car—a Volvo XC90 outfitted with Uber’s own…Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber’s Autonomous Car Had Six Seconds To Prevent Fatal Crash But Failed To Act: Feds

The self-driving car owned by Uber that fatally struck a woman in March detected her in the road about six seconds before the crash, according to a preliminary report from the National Transportation Safety Board, which also acknowledged delayed responses from the vehicle’s automatic emergency braking system.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber Lays Off Hundreds Of Workers And Shuts Down Self-Driving Operation In Arizona Following Fatal Crash: Report

Uber informed “about 300” workers of their termination earlier today as part of plans to shut down its self-driving car testing program in Arizona following a fatal crash in March, where one of the company’s test vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian, according to The Arizona Republic.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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Uber Will Let Users Take Sexual Assault Claims to Court, But Still Prohibits Collective Action

Women who say they were sexually harassed and assaulted by Uber drivers have been fighting with the ridesharing company to have their cases heard by a jury. The company has pushed back against this demand for months, but on Tuesday, it finally freed them from mandatory arbitration, enabling them to have their cases…Read more… Continue […]

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Higher-Octane Fuel In America Is Getting Closer And Closer

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know in the case that your boss asks you “so when are we getting high-octane gas in America” and you need to look smart.Read more… […]

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Uber Plans to Put Self-Driving Cars Back on the Road ‘Within the Next Few Months’ After Fatal Crash

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi says that the company plans to put self-driving cars back on the road “within the next few months.” The transportation company suspended tests in March after one of its vehicles struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona. The incident is believed to be the first human death from an autonomous…Read more… […]

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Uber Self-Driving Car ‘Detected’ Pedestrian Killed In Crash, But Decided It Didn’t Need To Stop: Report

Uber has concluded the likely reason why one of its self-driving cars fatally struck a pedestrian earlier this year, according to tech outlet The Information. The car’s software recognized the victim, Elaine Herzberg, standing in the middle of the road, but decided it didn’t need to react right away, the outlet…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Uber CEO Compares Self-Driving Cars To ‘Student Drivers’

Barely a month removed from a jarring incident that involved one of its self-driving cars striking and killing a pedestrian, Uber’s new CEO said Thursday that autonomous driving technology needs more time because, right now, self-driving cars are just “student drivers.” Uh.Read more… Continue Reading at http://jalopnik.com

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