Uber Reportedly Shopping Hyundai For Self-Driving Fleet

Now, according to Maeil Business News Korea, Uber wants to partner with Hyundai on the development of self-driving technology in the automaker’s home country, and is also poised to place an order for a huge number of Hyundai vehicles. The outlet also reported that Uber recently visited Hyundai’s Namyang research and development facility in Hwaseong on a reconnaissance mission. With Uber operating in 71 countries and 438 cities, such a partnership could mean a need for millions of vehicles from the Korean company to fuel the ride-sharing company’s global growth.  Last year, the ride-sharing behemoth announced the opening of a joint research facility with Carnegie Mellon University, which resulted in Uber tapping into the school’s talent pool.