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Self-driving PR moves in Domino-Ford pizza deal, and new Uber CEO

After a very busy few months, the automotive industry seems to have quietened down. Ford and Domino’s partnership to deliver pizza using self-driving Ford Fusions sounds light-hearted at first, but it represents what could be an important shift in the battle for consumer trust in autonomous vehicles. It also comes in the week that Uber finally got a new CEO, who hopes to spruce up the smoldering garbage fire that is Uber’s public image. For both companies, the goal is to improve public perceptions. Both Domino’s and Uber are offering a service (pizza and mobility, respectively), but while Domino’s is looking to gauge the receptiveness of its customers to a self-driving pizza delivery process, Uber is hoping to salvage its…

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