Uber Orders 100,000 Mercedes, Magazine Reports

Operations Inside The Mercedes Benz International Assembly Plant
Daimler AG Mercedes Benz logo medallions are seen on the production line at the company's international assembly plant in Vance, Alabama, U.S. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014. Mercedes-Benz narrowed the sales gap with larger luxury-auto competitors Bayerische Motoren Werke AG and Audi AG last month as customers sought the company's top-of-the-line S-Class and up-market E-Class sedans. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Ride-hailing service Uber has placed a large order for cars with Germany’s Daimler, Manager Magazin reported on Friday.

Citing sources at both companies, the magazine said Uber had placed a long-term order for at least 100,000 Mercedes S-Class cars.

Uber is particularly interested in autonomous driving vehicles, the magazine reported, adding that such cars are expected to be available after 2020.

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Daimler (DDAIF) declined to comment. Representatives for Uber in Germany were not immediately available to comment.

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