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Lyft, Waymo reach deal to team up for self-driving cars

The deal between Waymo and Lyft has competitive implications for Uber

Mike Isaac  |  San Francisco 

As the race to bring self-driving vehicles to the public intensifies, two of Silicon Valley’s most prominent players are tying up. Waymo, the self-driving car unit that operates under Google’s parent company, has signed a deal with the ride-hailing start-up Lyft, according to two people familiar with the agreement who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorised to speak publicly. The deal calls for the companies to work together to bring autonomous vehicle technology into the mainstream through pilot projects and product development efforts, ...

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First Published: Tue, May 16 2017. 00:15 IST