Uber’s Autonomous Strategy

In GPS World, Kevin Dennehy makes the case that Uber’s recent partnerships and acquisitions have set it up beautifully to take the lead in autonomous vehicles.

Uber has made big moves implementing location technology by signing a deal with TomTom, buying Microsoft’s mapping technology, and outright purchasing deCarta this year. The company is working with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburg to develop autonomous vehicle technology.

And this:

“Because the continued success of [Uber’s] business depends on it, and they have the money to spend on it to gain a competitive advantage,” explained Scott Frank

Originally published at www.davidincalifornia.com on November 24, 2015.

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