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Uber’s self-driving trucks have a new, fresh, Otto-less look

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    Uber released new footage and some images of its self-driving trucks, which reveal an updated look with some powerful new sensors. The sensors are now embedded in the truck’s exterior, creating a more seamless look. The addition of a new, spinning 64-channel LIDAR laser sensor on the roof indicates the trucks are operating on a more sophisticated autonomous system than the previous models.

    And most notably, Uber has removed all the Otto branding from the trucks, confirming earlier reports that Uber had quietly dropped the name after a trademark dispute with a similarly named Canadian company that makes autonomous vehicles for warehouses and industrial facilities.

    Otto has been a bit…

    View the original article: https://www.theverge.com/2017/7/5/15924010/uber-otto-self-driving-truck-new-look-lidar

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