Mercedes Benz And Uber Teaming Up
Uber and Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, announced a partnership to work together on future self-driving cars. The end goal is to make cars that can run on Uber’s ride-hailing network.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick stated the program would be operational “in the coming years.” Uber is one of the more aggressive companies in trying to engineer self-driving cars, foreseeing the time when driverless cars roam the streets of major cities picking up and dropping off passengers.
Kalanick says, “By opening up the Uber platform to Daimler, we can get the to the future faster than going it alone, it’s a future in which our cities and roads will be safer, cleaner and more accessible, and we couldn’t be more excited about what’s next.”
Pittsburgh, San Francisco and Phoenix are the cities in which Uber has launched self-driving experiments, with some obstacles along the way. Mercedes-Benz has showed off its self-driving tech at auto shows and the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Kalanick makes it clear that Uber wants to avoid becoming a car company, stating, “Auto manufacturers like Daimler are crucial to our strategy because Uber has no experience making cars – and in fact, making cars is really hard. This became very clear to me after I visited an auto manufacturing plant and saw how much effort goes into designing, testing and building cars.”
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