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Uber expands autonomous car research in Toronto

Uber is reportedly expanding its autonomous car research operations in Canada, opening a new office in Toronto as the company’s equivalent US operations face a potential injunction in an ongoing lawsuit filed by Google’s Waymo. The local Advanced Technologies Group is now headed by Raquel Urtasun, a University of Toronto professor and Canada Research Chair in Machine Learning and Computer Vision. The Canadian ATG unit will presumably be used to attract local talent. It will apparently remain a smaller division than Uber’s US autonomous car project, without immediately putting any prototype vehicles on the road.

Uber expands autonomous car research in Toronto