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Uber Orders 100,000 Mercedes, Magazine Reports

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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.