How the Self-Driving Car Is Turning Detroit and Silicon Valley Into BFFs

GM-Lyft deal marks shift in competition


General Motors today revealed that it's investing $500 million in the car-service app Lyft in a measure that is designed to empower them to beat their competitors to the self-driving future. One of the more interesting nuggets in the announcement is that the two companies plan to release a fleet of rentals that allow virtually any licensed individual to be a Lyft driver for a day. 

The move comes on the heels of Ford and Google reportedly partnering to boost their autonomous-vehicle ambitions.

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