Uber open to using self-driving tech from competition
Uber Technologies Inc’s self-driving unit is open to using technology from competitors in the industry, the company’s chief executive said.
“If any of those competitors want to put their tech onto our platform we’d be absolutely open as long as their tech is safe enough,” Dara Khosrowshahi said at a conference in San Francisco, Reuters reads.
The CEO said Uber was already talking to third parties, but did not provide further details.
Khosrowshahi added that Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, the autonomous driving unit, had “very significant structural advantages” due to the ride-hailing business including knowledge of routes that generate the most revenue.