Volvo will sell “tens of thousands” of autonomous cars to Uber

Photo: Sven Nackstrand Agence France-Presse
Volvo will deliver to the Uber SUV XC90 between 2019 and 2021.

Stockholm — The Swedish car manufacturer Volvo announced on Monday that he was going to sell “tens of thousands of autonomous cars” with Uber, the global leader of the VTC.


Volvo, which is owned by chinese group Geely, said that it would be to Uber SUV XC90 between 2019 and 2021, pursuant to the terms of an agreement a non-exclusive, signed in 2016.


A spokesman for the Swedish group contacted by AFP did not give the amount of the order or the precise number of cars affected by the order.


“We are thrilled to expand our partnership with Volvo,” said for its part, the responsible of the agreements with the automobile manufacturers at Uber, Jeff Miller, in a press release.


Vehicles Volvo will be equipped with a technology stand-alone, whereas Uber is going to develop a system of self-driving.


“This new agreement puts us on the path of a serial production of autonomous cars,” said Mr. Miller.

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