Since 2015, we’ve been working to bring safe, reliable self-driving technology to the Uber network. We knew we couldn’t do it alone, which is why we continue to partner with world-class vehicle manufacturers to make our vision a reality.
Today, we’re taking our relationship with Toyota Motor Corporation to new heights—and while this isn’t our first automotive partnership, we’re taking a new approach. As part of this partnership, we’ll supply our proprietary self-driving system to Toyota Sienna Minivans. Rather than owning and operating the fleet of self-driving vehicles, these minivans will be owned and operated by an agreed upon third party, a new business model for Uber.
Our expanded partnership with Toyota signals our commitment to deploying self-driving technology at scale for our riders around the globe. We look forward to making progress in the years ahead with another strong partner by our side.