Volvo and Uber partner to develop autonomous driving technology

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Volvo has announced a partnership with the ride-sharing company Uber to develop fully autonomous cars together. In this joint project, Volvo will manufacture the base vehicles which will then be bought by Uber. The two companies are each investing $300 million towards this project. Uber’s chief executive, Travis Kalanick, said: “Over one million people die in car accidentsevery year. These are tragedies that self-driving technology can help solve, but we can’t do this alone.

“That’s why our partnership with a great manufacturer like Volvo is so important. Volvo is a leader invehicle development and best in class when it comes to safety. By combining the capabilities of Uber and Volvo we will get to the future faster, together.”…

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