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Melbourne to lead Uber Air pilot
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12th Jun 2019
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Melbourne to lead Uber Air pilot

Melbourne will sit alongside Dallas and Los Angeles as a pilot city for Uber Air, with trials to start in 2020. The company will work alongside Telstra, Macquarie and the owner/operator of Westfield, along with Melbourne Airport, to create the infrastructure and communications network necessary for airborne ride-sharing.
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Japan enlists Toyota, Boeing, Uber to help develop flying cars
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27th Aug 2018
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Japan enlists Toyota, Boeing, Uber to help develop flying cars

The Japanese government is hoping to give the flying car industry a boost by bringing together technology, automotive and aeronautical companies. Companies participating in the government initiative include Uber, Boeing, Airbus, NEC, ANA, Japan Airlines, Yamato Holdings, and Cartivator, a startup backed by Toyota.
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Uber 'safety driver' was watching Hulu before fatal crash
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25th Jun 2018
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Uber 'safety driver' was watching Hulu before fatal crash

The driver responsible for overseeing the self-driving Uber prototype that struck and killed a pedestrian in Arizona earlier this year was watching The Voice on her phone before the crash, according to a new report from Tempe Police.
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Uber disabled standard XC90 avoidance systems before fatal crash
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30th Mar 2018
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Uber disabled standard XC90 avoidance systems before fatal crash

Uber switched off Volvo's inbuilt collision-avoidance technology before one of its self-driving XC90 prototypes struck and killed a woman in Tempe, Arizona – a new report has revealed. "We don't want people to be confused or thing it was a failure of the technology that we supply for Volvo, because that's not the case," a spokesperson from Aptiv, supplier for Volvo's driver assist systems, told Automotive News Europe.
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Uber driverless trials suspended after fatal collision - UPDATE
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23rd Mar 2018
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Uber driverless trials suspended after fatal collision - UPDATE

UPDATE, 23/03/18: Footage of the accident has been released by Tempe Police department. You can see it here. Warning: although the video doesn't show the moment of impact, some people may find it uncomfortable. A woman has been killed in Arizona overnight, after being struck by a self-driving Uber prototype operating in autonomous mode.
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