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McLaren supplies backup safety system to Uber's driverless cars in deal worth £35m

Jan 01, 2019 - The Daily Telegraph (London)

BRITISH supercar company McLaren is supplying key safety technology to Uber's troubled self-driving car business as part of a contract worth tens of millions of pounds.

McLaren, best known for its British Formula 1 racing team and its sports car business, has been making parts for a backup system for Uber's driverless car project in a deal worth up to £35m, The Daily Telegraph understands.

Uber's efforts have been hit by delays. A fatal collision involving a selfdriving Uber car and...