Uber internal discussion on unmanned technology development with a car manufacturer to reduce costs and get better prospects. Uber has been developing an unmanned car for two years. There was a car manufacturer in the summer Sensor to contact Uber to try to buy the company's unmanned business. The proposal was rejected by Uber executives. But after that, Uber started an internal discussion to see whether the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars per year in unmanned technology development was achieved through joint ventures or other means.
But Uber will not make any decisions before recruiting new CEOs and resolving unmanned technical litigation with Alphabet's Waymo. It is proud of the team's progress over the past year. Passengers' enthusiastic response to Uber's unmanned pilot project in Pittsburgh and Tempe also made them excited. Uber's efforts to develop unmanned technology are in trouble, partly because of Waym's commercial secrets against Uber. The lawsuit led to this summer Uber dismissed the autopilot business Suction Control Valve owner Anthony Levandowski. An important indicator of Uber's autopilot did not get much improvement as the executive team expected. This is the average number of autopilot miles that require manual intervention. The index is widely used in the industry.
Uber's new CEO will need to decide how to handle Uber's unmanned automotive business, the 'Advanced Technology Group.' The decisions that the new CEO needs to make include whether to accept Softbank's investment in Uber and whether to withdraw from Uber's failure to take the lead in a costly market, such as Southeast Asia. Over the past year, Uber has withdrawn from the Chinese and Russian markets. Uber executives want to reduce their investment in autopilot cars. At present, these costs account for at least 10% of Uber's losses. Excluding China's business losses, Uber's losses last year reached $ 2.8 billion. There is still a long way to go for the development of an unmanned taxi, and it is unclear how much time it takes for the project to contribute to Uber's financial performance. However, compared to other autopilot technology companies, Uber has a great advantage, including an effective business model.
Uber executives consider setting up a joint venture, which shows that since the departure of Travis Kalanick, the company has undergone tremendous changes. The success of the Advanced Technology Group is 'necessarily' and is critical to Uber's long-term survival. It is hard to imagine that Kalanik would worry about the cost of R \u0026 D for unmanned vehicles. Uber unmanned car sector is buying vehicles from Volvo, installing sensors and software. Uber had previously tested unmanned vehicles in Pittsburgh and Tempe, Arizona. These vehicles Temperature Sensor have been equipped with passengers to complete the 30,000 trips. However, these vehicles are also equipped with an artificial driver during the process, and when necessary, take over the car. (
In addition to providing vehicles and embedded sensors, car manufacturers can bring too much value to Uber. One of the most serious problems facing the department is the lack of collaboration with Uber's core business. Uber's team is responsible for mapping city streets. Unmanned car projects usually do not use Uber's own map data, causing Uber's unmanned prototypes Speed Sensor to be unaware of the presence of certain lights.