Uber shutters its self-driving truck project

Uber’s big push to dominate the future of the trucking industry is dead. The ride-hailing company has decided to shutter its self-driving truck project, according to TechCrunch. A spokesperson confirmed the decision.

Employees who have been working on Uber’s self-driving trucks will be shifted to the company’s larger autonomous car efforts. Uber says it will continue working on its in-house lidar project, and that Uber Freight, the company’s on-demand logistics side-project, will be unaffected by the decision.

“We’ve decided to stop development on our self-driving truck program and move forward exclusively with cars,” Eric…

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