Jaguar Land Rover Discloses $25 Million Investment in Lyft at $7.5 Billion Valuation

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Lyft is now valued at $7.5 billion following an investment of $25 million by Jaguar Land Rover—an interesting transaction given that Tata Group, which owns Jaguar, once invested $100 million in Uber.

Jaguar says it is working with Lyft on autonomous driving technology, reports Bloomberg. The automaker plans to offer self-driving vehicles to the ride-hailing company’s fleet, the latest in a string of similar partnerships Lyft has established recently, including Google’s Waymo, General Motors, and nuTonomy.

The plan is not a short term one; Lyft says it’s a ten-year blueprint. It’s also a necessary one, given that primary rival Uber—in addition to partnerships of its own—has invested hundreds of millions of dollars in autonomous driving technology.

Uber is valued north of $60 billion.

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