Lyft Will Compete With Google For Self-Driving Cars

Lyft and General Motors will partner to build a national network for self-driving cars. If it is successful, Lyft will compete with Google self-driving cars. Lyft will not make its own autonomous vehicle. Instead, General Motors have done their own research and development for about a decade. The partnership will benefit both sides.

We see the future of personal mobility as connected, seamless and autonomous. With GM and Lyft working together, we believe we can successfully implement this vision more rapidly – GM President Dan Ammann

General Motors will invest $500 million in ride-sharing service from Lyft and they will get a seat as Lyft’s board of directors. Lyft is a popular ride-sharing service who able to attract people to use self-driving vehicles in future. With popular ride-sharing services in the future, it may slow the demand for new car buyers. Instead of focusing just on future buyers, General Motors also want to tap in the ride-sharing market.

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(via Wired)

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