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Uber has had its fair share of troubles in its efforts to put self-driving cabs on the road, but before it tackles them all, it’s moving into new territory: building autonomous electric scooters and bicycles for its fleet of on-demand vehicles. TechCrunch noted that California-based 3D Robotics’ CEO Chris Anderson revealed Uber‘s plans to add self-driving capabilities to two-wheelers over the weekend. The Telegraph reported that the ride-hailing company is hiring engineers for this new department . The team will reportedly work within Uber Jump, the company’s electric bicycle division. It was formed last April, after Uber acquired Jump’s on-demand bike operations following a trial service the two firms collaborated on. Full story

21 January