Global ride hailing giant Uber, in its third round of layoffs in 10 weeks, has cut off staff from its self-driving unit and Uber Eats teams, The TechCrunch has reported. According to an email sent to staffers, Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, those hit include staff from Uber Eats, Advanced Technologies Group and recruiting, performance marketing, as well as various teams within the global rides and platform departments. Several staffers have also been asked to relocate. "Days like today are tough for us all, and the ELT and I will do everything we can to make certain that we won't need or have another day like this ahead of us," Khosrowshahi wrote in the email, according to the report. In its last round of layoffs, the firm sacked 400 staffers from its 1,200-member marketing team globally to cut costs and streamline operations. The ride-hailing giant has had a rocky start after it became a publicly traded company. When it issued its initial public offering in May, its stock fell by … [Read more...] about Uber lays off 350 more across self-driving unit and Eats
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It’s an idea the company first pitched two years ago with an image of a Bolt’s interior without the controls as it began petitioning the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration to allow it to build and deploy such a vehicle on public roads. … [Read more...] about GM to debut autonomous car without a steering wheel, report says
Cruise is currently testing vehicles on the road in California that it plans to put into commercial use by the end of 2019 as it looks to compete with similar efforts from Waymo, Uber and Tesla. The company has petitioned the federal government to allow it to deploy cars without steering wheels or brakes, but has not yet received approval to do so. … [Read more...] about GM Cruise autonomous car company gets $1.15 billion investment ahead of 2019 launch
ALTERNATIVES TO TRADITIONAL FUELS ARE DRIVING CHANGE Sherry Aaholm, vice president and chief information officer of Cummins Inc., a global power company that produces engines, power systems and components, said a shift in power sources represents one of the biggest changes affecting the transportation industry today. From global to local, there is growing momentum in calling on the public and private sectors to radically overhaul the way we consume resources—and a lot of that attention is focused on the environmental impact of transportation. Engine manufacturers are looking at new sources for generating energy, from hydrogen fuel-cell technology to greater electrification, hybrid, natural gas, and advanced diesel technologies. … [Read more...] about What’s driving disruption in transportation?
compact sedan in India, at a starting price of Rs 5.79 lakh (ex-showroom). Pricing of the car ranges up to Rs 9.23 lakh (ex-showroom), depending on different variants.Available in six different colour options, the c-segment sedan competes with rivals like Maruti Suzuki DZire, Honda Amaze, Ford Aspire and Volkswagen Ameo. Also, this new model replaces the Hyundai Xcent. However, the Xcent will continue to sell in the fleet segment.Hyundai Aura compact sedan comes with a design that looks similar to Grand i10 Nios. The South Korean automaker claims, this new platform uses 65 per cent advanced high strength steel for better safety.It gets a large front grille, sharp headlamps with projector lamps, LED daytime running lights, Z-shaped LED taillight. Inside the cabin, Hyundai Aura compact sedan gets a 5.3-inch digital speedometer with MID. It gets wireless charging, Arkamys audio system, an 8.0-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.There will be three … [Read more...] about Hyundai drives in Aura compact sedan, price starts from Rs 5.79 lakh