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Uber: Waymo's self-driving cars could use our network

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi at the Code Conference. Photo: Asa Mathat for Vox Media

With the bitter legal fight over self-driving cars behind them, Uber and Waymo are now slowly but surely "having discussions" about bringing Waymo's autonomous vehicles onto the Uber network, according to Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi.

Speaking Wednesday at the Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verde, Calif., Khosrowshahi said his company's network "economics" are the main incentive he sees for Waymo to agree to a partnership.

Why it matters: Waymo and its corporate parent, Alphabet, now own equity in Uber, so despite their courtroom battle, both companies could be winners in a partnership.