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Amazon Reportedly Eyeing Silicon Valley Self-driving Startup [Video]

Amazon is reported to be in advanced talks with autonomous-vehicle firm Zoox with a view to acquiring the Silicon Valley-based startup.

Sources claiming to have knowledge of the discussions told the Wall Street Journal that while nothing has yet been finalized, a deal could be “weeks away.”

Since its formation six years ago, Zoox has been developing autonomous technology for an electric-powered robo-taxi that riders will be able to summon using a smartphone app. The company recently posted a video showing a modified Toyota Highlander driving autonomously around the streets of San Francisco and performing a variety of challenging maneuvers.

Digital Trends has reached out to Amazon for comment on the reported talks and we will update this piece when we hear back.

While Zoox hasn’t confirmed reports of Amazon’s interest, it hasn’t denied them, either, saying in a statement that it has been “receiving interest in a strategic transaction from multiple parties” and working with a partner “to evaluate …

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American entrepreneur Rachel Tipograph is the co-founder of MikMak, one of the fastest-growing woman-led startups of 2020-21.