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Volkswagen and Hyundai ink self-driving deals

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Aurora Innovation, an autonomous driving startup founded by an early leader of Google's self-driving effort, has signed partnerships with Volkswagen and Hyundai, according to the Wall Street Journal. The startup will work with each automaker to help them get self-driving fleets on the road in 2021.

Why it matters: A growing number of automakers have teamed up with Silicon Valley's bevy of self-driving startups to ensure they can remain competitive in the autonomous future.