Uber reportedly in talks to acquire self-driving car simulation startup, Foresight

Uber's simulation software has trouble predicting how its self-driving car prototypes will handle the real world.


Uber Technologies Inc is in advanced negotiations to acquire Foresight, a startup that develops simulation software, The Information reported on Monday citing a source familiar with the matter.

The report did not mention the deal terms but said the price mainly covered the cost of hiring the team behind the Silicon Valley-based company that makes the software used in autonomous driving.

 Uber reportedly in talks to acquire self-driving car simulation startup, Foresight

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Uber's simulation software has suffered from various deficiencies and still has trouble predicting how its self-driving car prototypes will handle the real world, the report said, citing the source.

An Uber spokeswoman declined to comment. Foresight did not immediately respond to Reuters request for comment.

 

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