German giant Daimler on Tuesday said it’d struck a partnership with Uber to provide self-driving vehicles for business being hailed by the United States ride. The tie up comes as both ridesharing companies and carmakers are struggling to establish themselves as top players in the burgeoning world of self-drivings, seen as the future of the auto industry. Beneath the conditions of the alliance, Daimler intends to introduce high-class self-driving vehicles. In a joint statement, the firms said on the world-wide ridesharing network in the forthcoming years, of Uber. The deal will see Daimler manage and construct self-driving Mercedes Benz automobiles to be used by Uber, but no fiscal details were shown by the statement.
As the inventor of the car, Daimler plans to be a leader in the self-driving industry – among the very fascinating areas of reinventing freedom, Daimler Chief executive officer Dieter Zetsche said in a statement. San Francisco, California based Uber is piloting the employment of autonomous vehicles in the United States city of Pittsburgh and has invested greatly in self-driving vehicle technology recently. However it does not have any auto building expertise, prompting it to seek partnerships. Self-driving technology holds the promise of making cities which are cleaner, safer and much more reachable, said Uber CEO and co creator Travis Kalanick.
But we cannot get to that future alone. That is the reason why we are opening the Uber stage to auto manufacturers like Daimler. Uber has already been working with Sweden based Volvo Vehicles to develop self-driving cars on the market by 2021. And a self driving truck assembled by the Otto unit of Uber delivered a beer cargo in October. Autos like the skill to fix the speed, with a few sovereign functions, are already on our roads. But almost all the leading automakers that are international – including Volkswagen, BMW and Ford – are rushing to get driving cars that are completely self on the marketplace in the next couple of years, frequently in co-operation with technology companies.
US car manufacturer General Motors last year declared a US$500mil investment in the competing Lyft of Uber, while Google parent company Alphabet has partnered with Fiat Chrysler to develop self driving car. The BMW group, that has partnered with US computer chip giant Intel, said earlier this month it intends to start examining self-driving cars on roads from the ending of the entire year in the United States and Europe. Auto industry specialist Ferdinand Dudenhoeffer of Germany’s CAR institute forecast that the tie up between Uber and Daimler would not be the last in the sector. Source: AFP