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Cruise President Kyle Vogt, left, with Oliver Cameron, CEO of Voyage. Photo: Cruise

Cruise, the San Francisco-based robotaxi company backed by GM and Honda, is buying Voyage, a competitor that's been testing self-driving vans in retirement communities.

Why it matters: The self-driving car industry is consolidating as access to capital becomes more difficult and the timeline for autonomous vehicles stretches further into the future. Only a handful of leaders in the trillion-dollar market are likely to remain.

  • Terms were not disclosed.

What they're saying: In a blog post announcing the deal, Voyage CEO Oliver Cameron, who will become vice president of product, praised Cruise's strengths.

  • "After being intimately involved with the AV industry for the last five years, I can say with certainty that Cruise — with its advanced self-driving technology, unique automaker partnerships, and all-electric, purpose-built vehicle with no human controls — is poised to be the clear leader. "
  • "Delivering self-driving technology is hard, but building a viable self-driving business is harder," Cameron said.
  • "Voyage is tightly aligned to our mission, and has a shared mindset around safety, accessibility, cost and convenience for customers. Their talented team is highly productive and resourceful, with direct experience in developing a full-stack AV solution that will help accelerate our efforts to build the world’s most advanced self-driving vehicles," a Cruise spokesperson said.

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A massive wildfire spread from the foothills of Table Mountain to the University of Cape Town Sunday, burning historic South African buildings and forcing the evacuation of 4,000 students, per Times Live.

The big picture: Visitors to the Table Mountain National Park and other nearby attractions were also evacuated and several roads including a major highway, were closed. South Africa's oldest working windmill and the university's Jagger Library, which houses SA antiquities, are among the buildings damaged.

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12 of world soccer's biggest and richest clubs announced Sunday they've formed a breakaway European "Super League" — with clubs Manchester United, Liverpool, Barcelona Real Madrid, Juventus and A.C. Milan among those to sign up.

Why it matters: The prime ministers of the U.K. and Italy are among those to express concern at the move — which marks a massive overhaul of the sport's structure and finances, and it effectively ends the decades-old UEFA Champions League's run as the top tournament for European soccer.