An Uber car equipped with cameras and sensors drives the streets of Washington, DC, on January 24, 2020. - Uber Advanced Technologies Group (ATG) announced it would begin data collection for self-driving vehicles on Washington, DC, roads beginning January 24. ATG self-driving vehicles - operated by two human drivers, better known as Mission Specialists - will collect road data to support the development of Ubers self-driving vehicle technology. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (Photo by ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)
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在经过多年开发并造成了几起不幸的车祸事故后,Uber 的自驾业务最终似乎仍逃不过被出售的命运。TechCrunch路透社日前从匿名来源处获悉,Uber 正与初创公司 Aurora 商谈出售其自驾业务 Uber ATG 的可能性。据称双方从十月时便已开始洽谈,不过在消息被曝光后两家公司都选择了不予置评。

去年丰田、软银、电装抱团向 Uber ATG 投资 10 亿美元时,对它的估值达到了 72.5 亿美元。但后续 Uber 经历了自驾车祸被美国安全运输委员会定为责任方、前高管 Anthony Levandowski 被判窃取 Waymo 商业机密罪成立等一系列负面事件后,Uber ATG 还能不能卖到这个价格就不好说了。而 Aurora 这边过去得到过亚马逊的投资,而且跟现代也有合作,如果能吃下 Uber ATG 的话,未来在业界的影响力无疑会大大增强吧。