Thursday, 1 March 2018

Will Uber partner with Uber

Ride-hailing giant Uber reportedly wants to partner with Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving technology spinoff, to allow its customers to hail rides from Waymo's autonomous cars, according to Engadget.

Such a partnership would likely be similar to Waymo's agreement with Lyft, and allow Uber customers to request rides from Waymo's self-driving Chrysler minivans.

Although it's unclear which geographies would be included in such a tie-up, Waymo is planning to launch its self-driving cars commercially this year in Arizona as part of its own ride-hailing service, so an agreement could give Uber customers there access to these cars.

Business Insider Intelligence anaylst Nicholas Shields has the full story on what this partnership would mean for both sides.