Uber News: 12 Things About UberEats Driverless Delivery Plan for UBER Stock Investors to Know

Uber (NYSE:UBER) stock is in the news Thursday on plans to launch driverless food delivery via its UberEarts service.

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Let’s dive into that new below with all the info that holders of UBER stock need to know.

  • Uber is teaming up with Motional for the driverless food delivery pilot.
  • This will have them delivering meal kits to customers in Santa Monica starting early next year.
  • Motional will handle the driverless part of the deal with its retrofitted electric Hyundai Ioniq 5 vehicles.
  • Even though these vehicles will be self-driving, a safety operator will be present during the deliveries.
  • Other details about the driverless food delivery service from UberEats are still up in the air.
  • That includes how many driverless vehicles will take to the streets in Santa Monica for the pilot.
  • It’s also unclear how the user experience on UberEats will be for this service.
  • What we do know is Uber and Motional are promising to offer more details ahead of the launch next year.
  • Other recent news from Uber that’s likely to interest investors includes an unusual delivery to the International Space Station (ISS).
  • Of course, this wasn’t done by traditional means.
  • Instead, an order of canned foods was sent up with Japanese entrepreneur Yusaku Maezawa.
  • Maezawa was touring the ISS and brought the food with him during his flight.

UBER stock is down slightly as of Thursday morning and is down 26.1% since the start of the year.

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