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Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Mark Rosekind, the former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration under Obama, joins stealth startup Zoox as chief safety innovation officer   —  Mark Rosekind, the former head of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is now at secretive self-driving startup Zoox as its chief safety innovation officer.
Apr 3, 2017, 3:00 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Google, Uber losing talent to startups, car makers as competition heats up in self-driving industry; Uber has lost about 20 engineers since buying Otto in 2016   —  With every defection, Uber and Google are feeding the fire of their own competition.  —  As competition in the self-driving industry …
Mar 30, 2017, 7:20 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Sources shed light on Uber's self-driving car mess: slow progress on tech, haphazard public demos, and ATG talent exodus triggered by Otto acquisition   —  The company's self-driving division is in a “mini civil war,” according to insiders.  —  For Uber, the embattled ride-hail juggernaut …
Mar 24, 2017, 5:15 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Internal docs: Uber's 43 self-driving cars drove 20,365 miles last week with human intervention every 0.8 miles and “critical interventions” every 200 miles   —  A first look at Uber's progress.  —  Some of Uber's self-driving cars aren't driving as smoothly as the company hoped they would.
Mar 16, 2017, 9:10 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Didi Chuxing opens AI lab in Mountain View, California, and hires Uber engineer Charlie Miller to lead security and development teams   —  The Mountain View lab will focus on AI-based security and intelligent driving systems for cars.  —  Didi, China's largest ride-hail player, is getting serious about self-driving cars.
Mar 8, 2017, 5:05 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says he's seeking “leadership help” in note apologizing for how he treated a driver in leaked video   —  Kalanick responded to a video that surfaced today of him yelling at an Uber driver.  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has issued yet another apology …
Feb 28, 2017, 9:21 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Meet Bernard Coleman III, Uber's diversity officer since January; sources say he's fast tracking the company's first diversity report after recent scandal   —  The new diversity officer at the car-hailing phenom is working to quickly get out a new diversity report.
Feb 27, 2017, 10:55 AMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Alphabet's Waymo sues Otto and parent company Uber for trade secret theft, unfair competition, and patent infringement, claiming Otto founder took LiDAR designs   —  The Alphabet subsidiary is accusing its former employee, Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski, of downloading 14,000 confidential files before he left the company.
Feb 23, 2017, 6:08 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Sources largely attribute problems at Uber to Kalanick's original directive for HR to focus on recruitment rather than workplace issues   —  Could allegations of sexual harassment and sexism put the company's future IPO prospects at risk?  —  Uber CEO Travis Kalanick has hired former U.S …
Feb 21, 2017, 6:55 PMIn context
Johana Bhuiyan / Recode:
Ford says it will invest $1B into Argo AI over 5 years and take a majority stake in the startup; Argo AI will work on autonomous driving tech for Ford's cars   —  The automaker will take a majority stake in Argo AI, founded by two top engineers from Google and Uber.
Feb 10, 2017, 2:55 PMIn context

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