The AV situation is far worse than this. The silver lining it is no one using public shadow driving will get close to creating a legitimate AV. This means Uber’s being behind isn’t relevant. If Uber switch to aerospace/DoD/FAA level simulation and systems engineering they could actually lead the space. More on that below. (I should note the miles and disengagement data is almost useless and is usually hype and misleading. Without the scenario data we have no clue how anyone is doing.)

The other issue though is the subsidies per ride. At one point they were 40%. Uber has said they need to eliminate the humans to offset those subsidies and make a profit. If AVs are no longer the path how does Uber ever become profitable?

The Crash of the Autonomous Vehicle Industry

Uber isn’t the only Autonomous Vehicle maker who should fear killing a child

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