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Volvo to supply 24,000 self-driving cars to Uber

The self-driving system that would be used in the Volvo cars -which have yet to be built - is under development by Uber's Advanced Technologies Group


Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the US firm from an app used to summon a taxi to the owner and operator of a fleet of cars. The non-binding framework deal could offer San Francisco-based Uber a way to overcome setbacks at its autonomous driving division in Silicon Valley's race to perfect self-driving systems. Combining Volvo's cars with Uber's self-driving system builds on their nearly three-year relationship and comes as Uber's autonomous driving unit has been hit by a lawsuit over trade secrets and the ...

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First Published: Tue, November 21 2017. 02:59 IST