31 May, 2018

Uber in talks with Waymo about Self-Driving Technology partnership

Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday, that the company is in talks with Alphabet’s Self Driving technology unit Waymo, to use its technology in the ride-hailing app.

“We’re having discussions with Waymo. If something happens, great. If not, we can live with that, too,” Khosrowshahi said. He further appreciated Waymo for its ‘incredible technology‘ and this partnership with Uber will even benefit the company.

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Khosrowshahi said he believes the technology behind autonomous driving will be shared, and that any company such as Waymo that wants to lead the sector will need to partner with Uber because of Uber’s network of smartphone users.

There isn’t any comment from Waymo and the company earlier said that it is planning to operate even without Uber’s help.

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