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Google is going to take on Uber

Discussion in 'Cars and Transportation' started by voyager, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. voyager

    voyager Member

    Apr 28, 2009
    Amsterdam, Netherlands
    Google Inc. plans to make its self-driving cars unit, which will offer rides for hire, a stand-alone business under the Alphabet Inc. corporate umbrella next year, a person briefed on the company’s strategy said. (....) By challenging ride-sharing pioneers like Uber and Lyft Inc., as well as traditional taxis, Google is providing the clearest indication yet how it plans to make money from self-driving automotive technologies that it began testing in 2009. Google spokeswoman Gina Scigliano declined to comment.
    Google to Make Driverless Cars an Alphabet Company in 2016 - Bloomberg Business
  2. Canuck

    Canuck Active Member

    Nov 30, 2013
    South Surrey, BC
    It's definitely not a good time to go into the taxi cab business.

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