EV startup Arrival plans dedicated car for Uber drivers

Uber wants its drivers worldwide to make the switch to electric vehicles and has set targets of 2025 for the city of London and 2030 for Europe and North America. But rather than have its drivers only rely on established automakers to source their cars, Uber has partnered with British EV startup Arrival to develop …

Uber reportedly wants to offload self-driving division

Uber is looking to sell its self-driving technology division known as Uber Advanced Technology Group, according to media reports. Citing three people familiar with the matter, TechCrunch reported last week that Uber is in talks to sell the Uber ATG division to Aurora Innovation, a much smaller rival in the self-driving technology space. Uber ATG …

Ex-Google engineer charged for trade secrets theft

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google employee at the center of the tech giant’s legal feud with Uber, has been indicted on 33 criminal charges by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. Levandowski, 39, is accused of stealing trade secrets from Google’s self-driving car division, Waymo, and transferring them to Uber …