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The Financial Times reports that ride-hailing firm Uber has pulled the plug on its efforts to develop a self-driving car to take a stake in Aurora, an autonomous vehicle start-up backed by Amazon and Sequoia. Uber will transfer its 1,200-strong self-driving unit to Aurora and invest $400m (£300m). The paper says the deal means Aurora could ultimately “supply its driverless technology to the world’s largest ride-hailing fleet” and, through Toyota’s involvement with Uber’s original self-driving unit, could gain an “important car-maker as a partner”. Aurora’s chief executive Chris Urmson tells the FT: “This is a bit of a coup and we are incredibly excited about it”.