• Uber buying up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo

    27 days ago - By VentureBeat

    Uber plans to buy up to 24,000 self-driving cars from Volvo, marking the transition of the U.S. 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 departure of top...
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  • Volvo To Supply 24,000 Cars For Uber's Self-Driving Fleet

    Volvo To Supply 24,000 Cars For Uber's Self-Driving Fleet

    27 days ago - By Android Headlines

    Volvo has announced that it entered an agreement with Uber to provide 24,000 Volvo vehicles for the ride-hailing company's driverless fleet. Autonomous driving has recently been a hot topic of interest among automakers and various other companies such as Google and Uber, and the latter is preparing to accelerate its efforts in this area by acquiring more compatible cars. Under the new agreement, Uber will purchase 24,000 vehicles from Volvo between 2019 and 2021, which should significantly boost its efforts in the autonomous driving space. Uber had already fitted roughly 200 Volvo cars...
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  • Uber is taking a big risk by ordering 24,000 cars from Volvo

    Uber is taking a big risk by ordering 24,000 cars from Volvo

    27 days ago - By Ars Technica

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    Uber has signed a deal with Volvo for 24,000 XC90 sport-utility vehicles for delivery between 2019 and 2021. With this deal-worth about $1 billion-Uber is essentially betting the company on a self-driving future.
    It's a big, risky bet for Uber, which lost $2.8 billion in 2016 and is locked in a legal battle with Waymo over self-driving technology that could cost it more than $1 billion .
    When Recode's Johana Bhuiyan talked to company insiders about Uber's self-driving car project in March, she found that "many think it is at a technological standstill and plagued by significant...
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  • Uber Orders 24,000 Volvos For Self-Driving Fleet

    Uber Orders 24,000 Volvos For Self-Driving Fleet

    27 days ago - By Ubergizmo

    Uber has already demonstrated its self-driving car technology many times and it's now ramping up its efforts to create its very own driverless car fleet. It has inked an agreement with Sweden's Volvo to purchase 24,000 XC90 sport utility vehicles which will form its fleet of self-driving cars. The Volvo XC90 is already the base of Uber's current self-driving test car. It has retrofitted the test cars with sensors and autonomous driving hardware to enable them to drive on their own.
    The company is currently using 100 XC90 SUVs for testing its self-driving car technology in Pittsburgh...
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