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Volvo wins 24k order for Uber self-driving fleet, Uber nets SoftBank cash

Uber is hoping to keep the ship on course, under the watch of new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, as it continues to develop the technology it hopes will replace its human drivers. Placing a 24,000-unit order for Volvo’s XC90 SUVs, Uber will be modifying the cars to integrate its self-driving tech. However, yet another Uber scandal has emerged this week, as the company fired its CSO for his involvement in suppressing a 57m-record data breach. The Volvo deal is an evolution of a partnership that began back in 2016, with Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group. Scheduled for delivery in 2019, it would give Uber the biggest self-driving fleet on the road – although we expect other firms to significantly increase the size…

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