Uber to cut 3,000 more jobs in second round of layoffs; 'made incredibly difficult decision to reduce workforce', says CEO in mail to employees
Uber Technologies Inc, the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company, is laying off 25 percent of its staff. It will cut a total of 6,700 jobs, including the 3,700 it had announced earlier this month, Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said.
Uber is operating self-driving cars in autonomous mode in Pittsburgh with safety drivers behind the wheel.
Between September 2016 and March 2018, there were 37 crashes of Uber vehicles in autonomous mode at the time.
Uber Technologies Inc's self-driving car unit could be valued at $7.25 billion.
Uber retains former US transportation official to advise on safety after a fatal self-driving crash in March
In March an Uber self-driving vehicle struck and killed a 49-year-old woman who was walking across a street in Tempe.
Uber defies order from California DMV to cease operations, says its self-driving cars will remain on road
Uber Technolgies Inc on Friday again defied a demand by California regulators that the ride-services firm apply for a permit to test self-driving cars, setting up a possible legal battle.
The latest news confirms the fact that Uber is actually testing a self-driving car on the roads