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The partnership, set to begin in 2019, would see Volvo providing Uber with examples of its flagship XC90 SUV, fitted with high-tech autonomous technology.
The deal is non-exclusive, and Volvo hopes to sell its base vehicles to Uber's competitors. It has all the necessary safety, redundancy, and autonomous driving technologies baked-in.
Head of Uber's autonomous alliance; Jeff Miller said that they are proceeding aggressively, and the company has not yet decided as to which city to start with.
Volvo is also planning to use the same platform to build its own autonomous auto to be released in 2021.
Volvo engineers worked closely with their counterparts at Uber to develop these XC90 SUVs.
Earlier this year, Uber's rival Lyft revealed partnerships with Alphabet's Waymo, Ford and startups Nutonomy and Drive.ai to bring self-driving cars into its fleet.
No financial details were disclosed for the purchase, which would be a massive new investment for Uber and mark a change from Uber's long-standing business model where contractor drivers buy or lease and maintain their own cars.
"Our aim is to be the supplier of choice for AD ride-sharing service providers globally", said Håkan Samuelsson, Volvo's president and CEO.
Volvo, which is Sweden-based and owned by China's Geely Automobile Holdings, said through a prepared statement that Uber and Volvo were each contributing $300 million to this project.
World's most valuable start-up Uber has made a decision to purchase 24,000 autonomous cars from Volvo.
Volvo has signed a framework agreement with Uber to supply "tens of thousands" of autonomous driving-compatible base vehicles between 2019 and 2021.
Tesla long ago offered a hybrid version of software for self-driving in its different vehicles, and recently debuted a almost autonomous, electric semi-truck it expects will be available over the next couple of years.
When you're driving a vehicle, this is generally not a problem.
That distinction still belongs to her hit album, "1989", which sold 1.29 million copies in its first week in 2014. The album, Taylor's sixth studio outing, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
The strike lasted a whopping five weeks, and now, colleges, faculty, and students alike are scrambling to catch up. The winter semester will run from January 29 to April 27, and there will be no reading week from February 19-23.
The New Kensington Police Chief Jim Klein praised the fallen officer for his dedicated service during a press briefing on Tuesday. Investigators say Holt fled the scene following the shooting, while the driver - identified by as Tavon Harper - sped off.
In a recent case of "talaq-e-biddat", a professor at Aligarh Muslim University divorced his wife through WhatsApp and SMS. This could be because of the lack of knowledge among Muslim men of the Supreme Court's decision.
As millions head out to reach their holiday destinations, the time you hit the roads could make all the difference. While traveling, the Roscoe Police Department is reminding everyone to stay safe this holiday season.
According to police records, 194 militants have been killed this year, the highest figure in the past decade. At least eight rebels, an Indian air force commando and a policeman have been killed in the last two days.
The Trump Foundation sent a $158,000 donation to the Martin Greenberg Foundation the day the case settled, according to the Post . OH real estate developer John Cafaro also contributed $50,000 past year , the new tax filing shows.
But the CBI, which represents employers, said the plans would take away the flexibility companies need to "grow and create jobs". Alternatively, companies will have to prove that their working practices genuinely mirror self-employment.
Gwyneth Paltrow's boyfriend of three years, Brad Falchuk , has proposed to his actress girlfriend, Us Weekly reports . Falchuk was previously married to Suzanne Bukinik for a decade, and they had two children , Brody and Isabella .
At Los Angeles International Airport, temperatures will reach 86 and 84 on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. As the front clears, we cool down for Wednesday with mostly sunny skies and a brisk north breeze.
The fire, which broke out late Monday evening, is located on the north side of Brown Road, west of Joslyn Road. A spokesperson says what happened was very rare and the cause of the rupture is under investigation.
Authorities said such objects are extremely hard to spot; between one and 10 of these visitors drop by our solar system annually. So we should probably expect many more of these interstellar visitors to get spotted now we are looking for them.
Samsung Galaxy X support page appears online
This possibly means that the Galaxy X may also come at the same time - which is sometime around the end of February . In simple terms, the flip phone can be bend only on one side and will be using a multi-joint hinge.