• All told, Uber snatched up about 50 people from Carnegie Mellon, including many from its highest ranks. That’s an unusually high number of people to leave at once, and accounted for about a third of the staff NREC had at the end of last year.
  • In February, Uber and CMU went public with what the pair called a strategic partnership, announcing a grand vision to make joint advances in research and development for maps, vehicle safety, and autonomous driving.
  • Now, four months later, Uber is making its first move. Yesterday the company announced plans to lease a 53,000 square foot facility that used to be a Restaurant Depot supply store. The space, which is about a mile down the road from NREC and Uber’s current digs, will be transformed into the company’s new Advanced Technologies Center by the end of this year.

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