Uber makes a deal of 24000 Volvo XC90S for the driverless fleet

The deal builds on a non-exclusive agreement signed back in 2016 by Uber and Volvo

The exact terms of the deal weren't initially disclosed, but an Uber spokesperson confirmed to Mashable via email that the fleet size will be around 24,000 vehicles. Uber will take delivery of the SUVs between 2019 and 2021, then equip them with its own sensors and tech, allowing it to do fully autonomous, driver-free passenger rides.

Uber and its investors have been itching for some good news and it appears that this partnership with Volvo is a great signs for its future.

Volvo says that it has worked closely with Uber engineers to help develop the XC90 SUVs that will be used in the program.

She said the new agreement puts Uber on the path toward rolling out mass-produced autonomous cars at scale.

The non-exclusive deal is one of the largest commercial orders for self-driving cars yet, building on a $300 million partnership Uber and Volvo struck in August 2016.

The tests are being conducted in Tempe, Arizona, and Pittsburgh.

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Uber's initiative to purchase 24,000 speeds up the process to replace human drivers.

"The automotive industry is being disrupted by technology and Volvo Cars chooses to be an active part of that disruption", said Volvo's president and chief executive Hakan Samuelson.

Uber and Volvo are taking a major step toward putting driverless cars on the road.

The vehicles Volvo will provide (XC90 SUVs) are being developed on the company's Scalable Product Architecture, meaning Uber will be able to use its own self-driving technology - which its Advanced Technologies Group is now developing - within them.

Uber would not share financial information about the project, and Volvo did not immediately respond to a request for further comment.

Waymo, the Google self-driving auto spinoff, recently announced that some of its self-driving minivans are already running around Phoenix without a human inside; within months, the company is planning on using those fully self-driving cars to launch a ride-hailing service in the city. "Uber will adapt the software to make it ride-hailing".

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