Uber ceases to engage in unmanned truck

ECONOMY

NEW YORK, July 31. /Basereporter.com/. Uber offering services online call a taxi, closes the development Department of the technology of unmanned trucks and is focusing its efforts on cars. This was announced Monday in a statement released by the head of the firm of Uber Advanced Technologies Eric Meihofer.

“We recently took an important step and returned to the roads of Pittsburgh. We want to consolidate this important moment, therefore, we believe the best way forward focusing all efforts and skills of our team in this direction”, – said Meihofer. He did not specify what prompted the company to make such a decision.

Uber has engaged in the development of unmanned trucks in the summer of 2016. The first test was conducted in the States of California and Arizona, as well as on the ground in Pittsburgh (Pennsylvania). At the end of may this year, the company completely stopped the tests unmanned cars in Arizona after the accident, which resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

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