Amazon To Buy Self-Driving Startup Zoox

Law360 (June 26, 2020, 8:45 PM EDT) -- Amazon jumped into the arena of self-driving cars Friday when it announced an agreement to buy California-based Zoox, a startup designing autonomous ride-hailing vehicles that can be called with a smartphone app.

In a news release, Amazon said Zoox CEO Aicha Evans and co-founder and CTO Jesse Levinson will continue to lead the company as a stand-alone business as they design autonomous technology for ride-hailing and taxi service.

The Financial Times on Thursday reported that Amazon paid more than $1.2 billion for Zoox, according to an unnamed source familiar with the deal. But Amazon declined to confirm that reported purchase price...

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