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Lyft to Sell Self-Driving Unit in $550 Million Toyota Deal (2)

April 27, 2021, 12:51 AM

Lyft Inc. has agreed to sell its self-driving division to a subsidiary of Toyota Motor Corp., joining Uber Technologies Inc. in stepping back from the costly driverless vehicle research once thought to be on the verge of revolutionizing ride-hailing.

The deal is worth $550 million and will allow Lyft to turn an adjusted profit in the third quarter of this year, the company said Monday. Previously, Lyft was targeting profitability by the end of the year. The company estimates that selling the division will save it $100 million in operating expenses annually.

Lyft shares gained about 2% in extended ...