As part of the deal between the two companies, 100 cars will be outfitted with the new AI technology

According to Uber’s Chief Executive, Travis Kalanick, over 1 million people die in car accidents every year, but this can be addressed through self-driving technology. To tackle this issue, the ride sharing company is joining forces with Swedish car maker Volvo to develop the next generation of driverless cars. Volvo is in charge of creating new base vehicles prepped for Uber’s in-house autonomous vehicle control package, which will then be purchased by the ridesharing company. The vehicles will be built on Volvo’s Scalable Product Architecture, the same platform as its XC90, S90, and V90 cars.

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