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Future of Driving: Big Autos to Compete with Uber

General Motors and Daimler are both investing in software to compete with Uber in what is the next leg of the growth of the auto industry.

The future of driving is software. General Motors Company (GM) - Get General Motors Company (GM) Report is launching a robo-taxi ride hailing services with driverless cars soon. Damiler AG (DMLRY) is linking up with BMW (BMWYY) to create a ride-hailing service. This is all to take on Uber, which is said by some investment bankers to be worth $120 billion, as it plans a 2019 IPO. The key questions for automakers: how will they match Uber dollar for dollar to invest in the best software? 

Nvidia  (NVDA) - Get NVIDIA Corporation Report has a stake in all of this too. Its autonomous driving chip unit is becoming an increasingly important business segment, and will certainly want to cash in on the expanding market. 

In other news, Boeing Co. (BA) - Get Boeing Company Report reports earnings on Wednesday. 

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