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.

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As part of the deal, Uber drivers can lease Toyota vehicles with money earned from their driving.

Uber is based in San Francisco.

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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.

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