Uber Closes Autonomous Truck Segment; Uber Freight Still Operating

Uber officials said July 30 it is closing its autonomous trucks segment to concentrate on its self-driving cars. Uber told CNN, NBC and other news outlets that it wants to focus all its expertise and energy on deploying self-driving cars, adding the company had concluded that is “the best path forward.” Uber acquired the autonomous trucking startup Otto in August 2016 and shortly afterward began developing and testing self-driving trucks, including a test run in Colorado carrying Budweiser.

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