Uber launching Toronto branch of self-driving car research group

The hyper-disruptive ride-hailing company announced Monday they will open a new research hub in Toronto dedicated to perfecting the self-driving car, joining their two other American research centres in Pittsburgh and San Francisco.

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  • ​​At the helm of the new shop is Raquel Urtasun, a University of Toronto professor well-known for her research on machine perception and the software that allows self-driving cars to "see" the objects around them.

    Uber's release also promised to hire "dozens" of researchers in the Toronto-Waterloo corridor to help flesh out the project.

    15. Mai 2017

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