Date: 10 months ago   Category: Transport

Toyota invests in Uber $500 million for development of self-driving cars — Rambler News Service


The Japanese car maker Toyota plans to invest $500 million in an online service of the order of the taxi of Uber for coproduction of pilotless cars. The press service of the Toyota company has reported about it. "The companies have reached the agreement on expansion of cooperation with the purpose of advance and a conclusion to the market of autonomous joint trips … For achievement of this purpose of technology will be integrated into the Toyota cars which are specially created for this purpose which will be introduced for use in network of the taxi Uber. For this purpose Toyota invests $500 million in Uber" — it is said in the statement. Will take as a basis of the new self-driving car Toyota Sienna miniveins. Integrate the autonomous system of driving of Uber and the automatic system of safety Toyota Guardian into him. In addition, in the car the platform of mobile services of car maker will be used. Use a minivein as the new taxi of Uber has to be begun since 2021. The CEO of Uber Dara Hosrovshakhi has said that a main objective of the company is creation of safe self-driving cars. "This agreement is one more important step on the way to that it has become a reality" — he has added.

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