SAN FRANCISCO (CBS/AP) — Toyota is investing in Uber, making it the latest car company to put money in a ride-hailing app.
The Japanese company did not say how much the investment is worth.READ MORE: Man In His Mid 30s Fatally Shot In Carson
As part of the deal, Uber drivers can lease Toyota vehicles with money earned from their driving.
Uber is based in San Francisco.READ MORE: 2 Riverside Co. Sheriff's Deputies Recovering After Being Hit By Delivery Van; 2 Pedestrians Killed
Investing in cab-hailing services can be a way for automakers to sell more cars. Earlier this year, General Motors Co. invested $500 million in Uber rival Lyft.
Toyota is investing in Uber alongside Mirai Creation Investment Limited Partnership, an investment fund backed by Toyota and Japanese bank Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp.MORE NEWS: Due To Wind Concerns, Disneyland Vaccine Site To Be Closed Sunday
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