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Uber Set To Acquire 24,000 Volvo Cars


Taxi agency, Uber, says it will purchase many thousands of Volvo off-road vehicles to build up fleet of self-driving cars.

“The vehicles are set to be delivered between 2019 and 2021,” Volvo announced on Monday in Berlin.

According to a report from financial news agency Bloomberg, the deal is said to involve 24,000 cars from the Swedish manufacturer.

Uber already modified Volvo XC90 SUVs for its first attempt at self-driving cars in 2016.

Moreover, the agreement has showed that Uber is pushing on with the development of its autonomous cars programme, in spite a legal feud with Google’s sister company, Waymo.

Report says the Google offshoot which specialises in autonomous cars, accuses Uber of using technology stolen from them.

The taxi agency, however, denied the claim.

Proceedings in the dispute are due to begin in December.