Good morning from Quick Shift! Here's everything you may have missed in the mobility world while tuning into Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's congressional grilling. -- Katie Burke
A "new" Uber. The ride-hailing giant unveiled an updated version of its driver app in Los Angeles on Tuesday, showing an interface that gives drivers more information and flexibility in how they work their shifts. The improvement is part of Uber's initiative that began last year to cater more to its drivers' needs to prevent them from defecting to competitors.
Communication is key. A spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board said the agency's chairman had a "constructive conversation" with Tesla CEO Elon Musk during the weekend. The NTSB is investigating a fatal crash that occurred in March involving a Tesla Model X operating Tesla's semi-autonomous Autopilot system. On Tuesday, Musk responded on Twitter to a customer complaining about delayed delivery of his Model 3, and Goldman Sachs' doubts over the automaker's ability to hit production targets.
- Truckers protest in Washington, D.C., over regulations governing hours and shift flexibility.
- Self-driving startup Aurora's CEO, Chris Urmson, talked about working with regulators on self-driving car safety.
- A leaked photo of a Tesla engineering car hints at plans for autonomous capabilities.
- The hyperloop could be getting faster.
- An Indiana lawmaker behind the state's failed AV bill is speaking out about the power of automotive lobbyists.
- Self-driving cars are great except for the other passengers.