Daimler Will Start Testing an Uber-Like Service Using Self-Driving Cars in 2019

Daimler will launch an autonomous ride-hailing service in California during the second half of 2019, the company announced.

The automaker will partner with the auto manufacturer Bosch for the project and use self-driving technology from Nvidia. The service will operate in Silicon Valley on pre-selected routes, but Daimler did not announce which city it will use.

The ride-hailing service will be free for users during its pilot phase, a Daimler representative confirmed. The representative also said the company will use Mercedes-Benz vehicles with human backup drivers for the pilot.

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