Autonomous car company Aurora increases hiring amid industry struggles

Autonomous vehicle (AV) startup Aurora today announced it’s roughly doubled its workforce to 500 people (up from 250 as of May 2019) and committed to hiring workers across the company as it welcomes 22 remote interns and a trio of executives. Aurora’s hiring spree — which has a specific focus on mid- to senior-level engineers in software and infrastructure, robotics, […]

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Autonomous delivery companies stress need for clearer rules on deployment

During an online event this week hosted by the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), three panelists — Cruise’s Eric Danko, Wing’s Nick Devereux, and Nuro’s Matthew Lipka — spoke about the need for regulation of autonomous delivery systems during health crises like the pandemic. All three asserted that their companies, which continue to or recently began delivering food, medical supplies, and […]

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Autonomous car startup Zoox settles Tesla lawsuit over stolen documents

(Reuters) — Zoox said on Tuesday it had settled a lawsuit with Tesla after admitting that some new hires from the electric carmaker were in possession of certain Tesla documents when they joined the U.S. self-driving car startup. Tesla lawyers filed a lawsuit in March last year against four former employees and Zoox, alleging the employees stole proprietary information and […]

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