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Why Uber and Volvo are working together: Everyone has to work with everyone to make self-driving work

Click around our interactive graphic to explore the complicated web of self-driving and ride-sharing relationships.

Rani Molla is a senior correspondent at Vox and has been focusing her reporting on the future of work. She has covered business and technology for more than a decade — often in charts — including at Bloomberg and the Wall Street Journal.

Ride-sharing services and self-driving cars are both complicated — and not just the technology that enables them. Putting them together is even more difficult. That’s why there are so many relationships between self-driving and ride-sharing companies as they pair up to share technology, money and size.

Just today, Volvo announced it is strengthening ties to Uber by agreeing to sell the ride-sharing company 24,000 self-driving SUVs.

But don’t worry. From Didi and Apple to Alphabet and Lyft, we’re keeping track. Click around the graphic below to explore the increasingly complex web of self-driving and ride-sharing relationships:

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