Uber halts development of self-driving trucks

Source: BBC News

Uber has said it will stop developing self-driving trucks to focus its autonomous technology solely on cars.

Uber’s self-driving truck programme started in 2016 with a team based in San Francisco.

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The ride-hailing firm marked the world’s first commercial shipment delivered by a self-driving truck later that year.

The truck drove 120 miles (193 km) along a highway in Colorado with a trailer full of Budweiser beer.

The idea behind self-driving trucks was initially to improve the safety and efficiency of the trucking industry, according to Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) website.

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