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What It's Like Inside Uber's Innovation Space The company's Advanced Technologies Group's new office fosters collaboration inside and out of work.

By Hayden Field

This story appears in the July 2019 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Adam Friedberg

What does success look like at Uber? The company has famously had its share of scandals, and its IPO earlier this year disappointed investors, but in a letter to his staff, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi wrote that "our true north will be determined over the long term." Much of that long-term vision is explored here, in a recently renovated industrial complex in San Francisco called Pier 70, which once housed shipbuilders and ironworkers but is now home to Uber's Advanced Technologies Group. The employees in this space work on projects far outside Uber's core ride-hailing business -- they're designing and developing self-driving vehicles, plans for aviation sharing, and the company's JUMP bikes and scooters. And they get out of the office a lot: Working on transportation often means going along for the ride.

Related: 5 Things We Learned About Uber's New CEO Dara Khosrowshahi

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