UBER EXPECTS A LONG WAIT BEFORE SELF-DRIVING CARS DOMINATE
It’s clear to Uber that self-driving cars at scale isn’t something that’s going to happen tomorrow. In this article, Raquel Urtasun, Chief Scientist at Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) and head of the group’s unit in Toronto, speaks about the challenges for self-driving development at a Reuters Newsmakers event in New York. It seems that Uber, along with the rest of the self-driving industry, underestimated the difficulty of building cars that could predict human behavior and respond appropriately. Uber approached other partners to tackle the autonomous vehicle as a team to make their big investment develop into a reality sooner rather than later.