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Toyota Takes Self-Driving Cars Off Road After Uber Accident

The fatal accident involving an autonomous vehicle operated by the ride-hailing service Uber has prompted one automaker to temporarily halt its testing of self-driving cars on public roads. The accident on Sunday night in Tempe, Ariz., prompted Uber to halt its tests on the streets of four cities: Tempe, Pittsburgh, ...

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With Waymo Settlement, Uber C.E.O. Makes His Mark

Advertisement SAN FRANCISCO — For weeks, Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s chief executive, and some of his lieutenants had worked behind the scenes to repair the ride-hailing company’s fractious relationship with Waymo, the self-driving business spun out of Google. A Waymo lawsuit over autonomous car technology, in which it accused Uber of ...

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Uber Reaches Deal to Sell Stake to SoftBank

SAN FRANCISCO — Uber completed a deal on Sunday to sell a significant stake of itself to SoftBank, a Japanese conglomerate, paving the way for the ride-hailing company to make sweeping governance changes and to go public by 2019. Under the agreement, a consortium of investors led by SoftBank will ...

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One Surprise Standout for Uber: Food Delivery

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Bob Gordon, the owner of Footprints Cafe in Brooklyn, handled the delivery of his restaurant’s meals, like his Caribbean-inspired “Rasta Pasta,” to customers. So when he decided to work for the first time with an outside delivery service — UberEats, the delivery arm of the ...

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On London’s Streets, Black Cabs and Uber Fight for a Future

LONDON — Shortly before 6 a.m., Zahra Bakkali tiptoed out of her bedroom for morning prayers. She prepared breakfast (black tea and toast with olive oil), saw her children off to school, then rode the elevator to the garage below her southeast London housing project. She unlocked her white Toyota ...

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A Top Uber Executive Departs, Fraying the Company’s ‘A-Team

SAN FRANCISCO — For years, Travis Kalanick, Uber’s chief executive, had his own personal “A-Team” at the ride-hailing company. The name referred to a coterie of Uber’s top executives who were among some of the company’s early employees and had some of the same aggressive sensibilities as Mr. Kalanick. The ...

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