Uber Looking To Buy Self Driving Cars

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App based ride sharing service Uber has sounded out major automakers about placing a large order for their automated cars.

Uber, which is currently running at a loss and turning its fleet into an automated one would help them remove the biggest hurdle towards making a profit - paying their drivers.

German business magazine Manager Magazin has reported that Uber had placed an order for at least 100,000 Mercedes S-Class cars citing sources at both companies.

However, a Reuters source familiar with the story has stated that no such order has been placed.

Uber may not get a friendly reception from automakers, who who feel threatened by the comapny' ride sharing business which threatens their model of business, which involves building and selling cars.

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Story first published: Saturday, March 19, 2016, 16:04 [IST]
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