Rewriting the Sharding Layer of Uber’s Schemaless Datastore

In 2014, Uber Engineering built Schemaless, our fault-tolerant and scalable datastore, to facilitate the rapid growth of our company. For context, we deployed more than 40 Schemaless instances and many thousands of storage nodes in 2016 alone. As our business grew, so did our resource utilization and latencies; to keep Schemaless performant, we needed a solution that would execute well at scale. After determining that … Continue reading Rewriting the Sharding Layer of Uber’s Schemaless Datastore

Flying taxis? Uber has a competitor in Chinese drone maker Ehang

In Guangzhou earlier this month 40 people, including the deputy mayor of the southern Chinese province, lined up for a taste of the future of transport – an autonomous flying taxi. The Ehang 184 drone flew the passengers on round trips of up to 15 kilometres, with some reaching the top speed of 130km per hour. The successful passenger flights by the Guangzhou-based company come … Continue reading Flying taxis? Uber has a competitor in Chinese drone maker Ehang

Introducing the Uber AI Residency

Uber AI Labs is excited to announce the Uber AI Residency, an intensive one-year research training program slated to begin this summer.   Uber has invested substantially in machine learning and artificial intelligence, with groups around the company working on a variety of techniques—deep learning, reinforcement learning, neuroevolution, probabilistic modeling, and natural language processing, to name just a few—to enable a set of real world applications … Continue reading Introducing the Uber AI Residency

Uber, Lyft driver called 911 before disappearing, family says

LOS ANGELES – Authorities are looking for a 29-year-old man who went missing in Los Angeles last weekend while working as a rideshare driver. CBS Los Angeles reports Joshua Thiede was last seen on Sunday, Feb. 11 at 11:30 a.m. in the 1000 block of Wilshire Boulevard in the downtown area, according to Los Angeles police. At the time he was driving for Uber and/or Lyft, … Continue reading Uber, Lyft driver called 911 before disappearing, family says

When Calling an Uber Can Pay Off for Cities and States

“We used to have yellow cabs, we now have yellow cabs and black cars and green cars and every color in the rainbow and they cruise downtown Manhattan to pick up fares,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has said. “That is one of the first places I would look to reduce congestion and to raise money.” Even as President Trump promotes a plan to rebuild the … Continue reading When Calling an Uber Can Pay Off for Cities and States