Uber’s problems deepen as executive behind self-driving cars joins exodus

Uber has lost yet another executive after a vice president whose remit included the self-driving car division resigned in a blow to the company, which is currently fighting a high-profile lawsuit with Google about the autonomous technology.

Sherif Markaby resigned from his position as Uber’s vice president of global vehicle programmes a year after he joined the company from Ford, where he had spent 25 years and was director of global electronics and engineering.

It is not clear what triggered Mr Markaby’s departure, which marks the fifth high-profile exit from Uber in recent months, but it will raise doubts about the firm’s ability to bonce back from its current state of crisis.

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Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future.

He lives in London with a single android – a temperamental vacuum cleaner – but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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