Word that ride sharing giant Uber is getting out of the business of trying to develop self-driving semi-tractor-trailer rigs comes as good news for the area schools who offer truck driver training.
It’s even better news for those of us who might some day have shared roadways with huge trucks driven by the intelligence packed into a computer.
Uber has done a great job of providing us with rides where we want to go while on vacation, or business trips.
And now Uber has decided to concentrate it’s efforts on self-driving cars.
I remain amazed at companies which develop a good business model doing one thing, but aren’t happy until they dabble in areas that are only mildly related.
Their self-driving truck research efforts were, of course, aimed at cutting employees.
For that reason alone, I’m glad they’re giving up the idea.
That’s the way I see it.