Uber discontinues its self-driving truck program

Uber has put the brakes on its self-driving truck program.

The company said Monday it’s shutting down its self-driving truck program to focus building its own self-driving car technology.

“We recently took the important step of returning to public roads in Pittsburgh, and as we look to continue that momentum, we believe having our entire team’s energy and expertise focused on this effort is the best path forward,” Eric Meyhofer, head of Uber Advanced Technologies Group, said in a statement.

Uber is mostly known for its ride-hailing service, which matches passengers with drivers through a smartphone app. But over the last three years, it’s ventured into driverless vehicles.
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