On Monday, December 7, Uber and startup Aurora Technologies announced an agreement under which Aurora will take over Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, which has been developing self-governing cars. Under the terms of the agreement, Uber will receive $ 400 million, 26% of Aurora shares, and the general director of the taxi service, Dara Khosrowshahi, will receive a seat on the board of directors of Aurora.
The deal actually means that Uber has given up its efforts to develop its own self-governing car. Although initially the company significantly overtook its main competitors Google and Tesla in the development of such technologies, it faced serious problems. It was the Uber car that killed a pedestrian in Arizona, after which the company suspended its test program for such cars. In addition, Uber investors have become increasingly demanding that the company focus its efforts on making its core business, a taxi service, profitable.
Aurora Technologies was established in 2017 and is supported by Amazon and Sequoia. After another round of financing last July, the company was valued at $ 2.5 billion. According to Aurora, its value has quadrupled to $ 10 billion as a result of the agreement with Uber.
Shares of Lyft, which fell 16.2% since the beginning of the year but jumped 37.4% over the past week, rose 5.8% amid investor reaction to the company’s quarterly report. Lyft reported a loss for the third quarter (ended September 30) at $ 1.46, which is worse than analysts’ forecasts at – $ 0.91 loss per […]
Taxi service Uber Technologies Inc. wants to sell the part of its stake in the Chinese taxi ordering service Didi Chuxing worth $ 6.3 billion, writes Bloomberg agency. According to sources, Uber is negotiating the sale of shares in Didi with Japanese company SoftBank Group, which is the major shareholder in both companies. “Although various […]
Uber has already tried to give drivers more autonomy so that they are considered contractors rather than employees. A California court has issued a preliminary order ordering Uber and Lyft to immediately retrain drivers from contractors to company employees. The order will take effect in 10 days. As independent contractors, Uber and Lyft drivers do […]
Shares of Uber, which rose on 16.7% since the beginning of the year, fell 2.65% after the close of trading on Thursday, in response to the results of the second quarter. Uber management called the quarter “the hardest in history”, given the sharp drop in passenger traffic due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the same […]
The British government hopes that in the coming weeks the relevant authorities of the country will register two vaccines against coronavirus. Boris Johnson, the Prime Minister announced it in an interview with Sky News on Monday, November 30. “So far, no vaccine has been approved for use by the Medicines and Medical Devices Agency. However, […]Next
The head of the representation of the IFC said that the company annually invests approximately $ 200-300 million in the Ukrainian agriculture. This year the amount will remain the same. At this stage, the corporation, as a long-term investor, has suspended its capital investment. This year not many people risked to make serious long-term investments. […]Next
The tripartite international project will be directed to the implementation of woods full state accounting and maintaining the state forest inventory. Kristina Yushkevich,acting chairman of the State agency of forest resources, held a meeting with the Michael Kharms director of Committee of the East European economic relations (Germany) and the Mikael Sutter representative of environmental […]Next
The LetterOne Holding (L1), one of whose shareholder is the billionaire Mikhail Fridman (who was born in Lviv, and who is one of the shareholders of Alfa-Bank Ukraine), invested $ 200 million in Uber taxi service. This is stated in the message of LetterOne. “I am very pleased with our strategic partnership with Uber. As […]Next
At the end of 2015 between UniCredit Leasing and GREENSTONE group was signed an agreement for more than $ 1.5 million. According to the agreement, The GREENSTONE will fulfill the obligations of Creative with respect to leasing trucks, agricultural vehicles and passenger cars. The agreement with UniCredit Leasing involves the renewal of the lease and […]Next
The net loss of the second largest American oil and gas company Chevron, which accounts for the parent company, in the first nine months of 2020 amounted to 4.878 billion dollars against a profit of 9.534 billion dollars a year earlier, the company said. The diluted loss per share was $ 2.63 against earnings of […]Next
Sales growth for Volvo Cars in the first quarter of 2021 was 40.8% compared to the same period last year. He became the best in the history of the Swedish automaker. Total sales for this period reached 185,698 cars, compared to 131,889 cars for the same period last year. Compared to the first quarter of […]Next
UK will provide humanitarian assistance to Ukraine in the amount of 6.5 million dollars to support the regions in the east of the country affected by the armed conflict and the pandemic, said in the statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of the United Kingdom. This was reported by TASS. As specified, the allocation of […]Next
The owner and president of DCH Oleksandr Yaroslavsky is ready to attract $ 1 billion in investments in the restoration of the Kharkiv Aviation Production Enterprise. This statement is published on the official website of the DCH. “The DCH Group is ready to take responsibility for the resumption of domestic aircraft construction and raise $ […]Next
Following the results of the first half of 2021 in Ukraine the outflow of investments proceeds, the chairman of Council of National Bank Bohdan Danylyshyn reported on Wednesday, August 4, on Facebook. According to him, foreign direct investment in the economy of Ukraine due to the participation of a direct investor in capital increased by […]Next
Radisson Hotel Group has plans to more than double its serviced apartments portfolio within the next 5 years across EMEA. Today, serviced apartments represent around 10% of the Group’s EMEA portfolio with 45 properties and more than 5,400 units in operation and under development. Radisson Hotel Group operates its serviced apartments as a stand-alone or […]Next
In the case of vaccination of 10 million people at risk, Ukraine can receive a loan of $ 30 million from the World Bank, and the total assistance will be $ 90 million, according to the Ministry of Finance. This financial assistance can be provided under the COVID-19 Emergency Response and Vaccination in Ukraine project […]Next
The CEOs of UBS Group AG and Credit Suisse Group AG plan to merge their businesses to create one of the largest banks in Europe. This was announced on Saturday, April 10, Bloomberg. According to the analytical publication, the Swiss financial holding Credit Suisse intends to merge with market leader UBS Group to cover losses […]Next
The fall of the hryvnia will not happen again in the event of a full lockdown, as in March, assured the director of the open markets department of the National Bank Oleksiy Lupin. “We do not expect a repeat of the March events in the foreign exchange market, because in March it was something new, […]Next
Against the background of recent events, the issue of nationalization of enterprises in Ukraine is currently discussed with enviable activity. Even those citizens for whom this issue is not a subject of personal interest, were involved in some sort of discourse on the advantages and disadvantages of this process. What is the sense of nationalization, […]Next
Exports of goods accounts for a third of Ukraine’s GDP.But we sell primarily raw materials abroad. It is a marker of underdeveloped countries and a path that does not contribute to economic development. Our state’s strategic task is to increase the exports of high-tech goods with high added value: that is, not just to grow […]Next