NVIDIA and Uber today announced that the ridesharing company has selected Nvidia technology for the AI computing system in its fleet of self-driving vehicles. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter Speaking at the opening press conference of CES 2018, Nvidia founder and CEO Jensen Huang said that the collaboration
Uber is being sued by Fetch Media, the mobile ad agency it launched legal action against last September for failing to prevent ad fraud. Now the Dentsu-owned agency is demanding Uber cough up $19.7 million for unpaid invoices, arguing that its contract didn’t require it to police or prevent ad
With incumbent companies battling shrinking share prices and irrelevance in the face of rapidly rising consumer expectations, leadership in the age of digital disruption is more important than ever. This year the research showed digital transformation (and cybersecurity) moved up the list of priorities for the C-suite. However, challenges around
Uber has now notched up five years in Australia and there’s no sign the mobile ride-hailing app’s growth will slow down anytime soon. Nearly 3.7 million Australians 14+ (18.4 per cent of the population) travelled by Uber in the last three months – up from just under 1 million (5.1
Ride sharing is often hailed as a way to reduce congestion and complement public transport. But new research suggests ride hailing companies like Uber may be producing a net increase in kilometres driven and undermining public transport. Sign up for Which-50’s Irregular Insights newsletter A UC Davies research report [PDF]
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Never pitch a prediction story to Which-50. Ever. Sadly this lesson is forgotten every year, and we are assailed by companies who feel compelled to issue vague buzzword-laden prophesies so bland they would make a Delphic Oracle blush with embarrassment. It’s never easy to pick through the entrails of the
by Paul Shetler and Marcelo Silva Less well-known than their Silicon Valley counterparts, China’s digital disruptors are no less ambitious. To help businesses better understand the size of the opportunity, Which-50 is publishing the China Digital Playbook, an ongoing series authored by digital transformation experts Marcelo Silva and Paul Shetler.
Uber continues to lower the bar for companies everywhere. At the end of 2016 hackers stole the personal information of 57 million Uber users and drivers around the world, including names, email addresses and mobile phone numbers. 600,000 drivers’ names and license numbers were also taken in the the hack.
Car maker Volvo has agreed to sell tens of thousands of autonomous driving compatible base vehicles to Uber between 2019 and 2021. The two companies signed a non-exclusive framework agreement, building on existing partnership announced in August 2016. The non-binding framework deal also marks a new chapter in the convergence
It seems the reputation Australian consumers have as technology early adopters might be overstated, according to research by Amadeus. The researchers found that, despite Australia’s high smartphone penetration, Australian travellers are less likely to use their mobile phone when they travel compared to their APAC counterparts. The study — “Journey