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Uber Teams Up With GM, Backer of Rival Lyft, on Car-Sharing Service

The program aims to give more drivers access to cars but risks confusing the automaker’s corporate allegiances.
Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg
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Uber Technologies Inc. is working with General Motors Co., a major backer of ride-hailing rival Lyft Inc., to help drivers get access to vehicles. The automaker's Maven car-sharing service will let Uber drivers lease cars from GM's fleet in San Francisco.

GM's Maven unit will test the program with Uber in the startup's hometown for 90 days. GM is interested in expanding the business with Uber after that period, said Annalisa Esposito Bluhm, a spokeswoman for the automaker.