Controversy around Anthony Levandowski Uber’s self-driving car engineer

Note to Travis Kalanick: This is as dismissive of customer safety as your rant at a driver about his selfish focus on his earnings. Get with the program, Uber.

The slogan “Safety Third” was reportedly passed around as punchline at self-driving truck start-up Otto, owned by Uber.One of Uber’s early self-driving car rides in California went viral last year after a vehicle rushed through a red light on video. Bloomberg reported that the recent snafu with Uber’s self-driving cars “came as no surprise” to Uber employees who had visited Otto’s headquarters: Someone there had distributed stickers—in OSHA orange—with a tongue-in-cheek slogan: ‘Safety third.’

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