Daimler to Partner with Uber and Provide Self-Driving Cars

By Jesse Sokolow on 2 February 2017
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An early Mercedes-Benz in the automaker's museum in Stuttgart

An early Mercedes-Benz in the automaker’s museum in Stuttgart

Daimler AG and Uber announced the beginning of a new partnership that will see the German auto company supply self-driving vehicles to the ride-sharing company.

Under the new agreement, Daimler, the parent of Mercedes-Benz, will supply and operate Mercedes-Benz vehicles on Uber’s global network in the coming years.

The combination of the two company’s technologies will enable “more people can get access to reliable transportation at the push of a button,” said Uber’s CEO, Travis Kalanick, noting that Uber “can’t get to that future alone.”

Uber is currently testing self-driving vehicles on the road in the United States, while Daimler Trucks is the world’s first truck manufacturer with plans to develop an autonomous driving system that can be used in commercial vehicles.

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