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Uber's self driving car division has a strange term for people and animals...

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133 Rider
 Posted 4 years, 10 months ago

We're all squishy things! How about that?


Employees in Uber's self-driving unit have referred to a human and animal one of its cars might hit as "a squishy thing," sources told Business Insider.


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    422 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    In reference to the fatal crash last year:

    According to employees and documents viewed by Business Insider, the decision to turn off the emergency braking features was motivated in part by a desire to impress CEO Dara Khosrowshahi with a ride in a self-driving vehicle that was originally scheduled to happen around April. The high-pressure event was referred to as "Dara's ride" or "Dara's run" inside the company.


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      756 Rider Guru
       4 years ago

      Seriously, this is terrifying. The culture at that company is messed up.

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    236 Rider Driver
     4 years ago

    Some squishier than others 😆