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Lyft and Waymo are teaming up to work on self-driving cars (GOOG)

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Waymo and Lyft are forging a new partnership to work on self-driving cars, spokespeople for both companies reliable Sunday night.

The New York Times was the first to report the news.

The companies declined to report the inlet of the partnership. But Waymo, which spun out of Google’s self-driving automobile division, has scarcely a decade of knowledge of operative in the space.

The partnership is also a shot at Uber, which is operative on its own self-driving automobile record and is already Lyft’s pivotal rival in the ride-hailing space.

Things are also icy between Waymo and Uber. Waymo is suing Uber, claiming the executive who used to be in charge of Uber’s unconstrained car program stole exclusive self-driving record from Waymo and used it to rise tools of Uber’s self-driving systems. Uber has denied those accusations. The Waymo and Lyft partnership is a vigilance that the two companies are peaceful to group up to take on a mutual rival.

Lyft isn’t operative on its own exclusive self-driving cars, but it has pronounced in the past that it was peaceful to partner with companies that are. In theory, Lyft could help Waymo bond to a vast user bottom of business already using the ride-hailing service so Waymo doesn’t have to build its own network from scratch.

“We’re looking brazen to operative with Lyft to try new self-driving products that will make the roads safer and travel some-more accessible,” a Waymo orator told Business Insider in an email statement. “Lyft’s prophesy and joining to improving the way cities pierce will help Waymo’s self-driving record strech some-more people, in some-more places.”

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