Many have speculated whether Google will enter the automotive production fray, building and selling a car to consumers. Google has denied the accusations, insisting it has no interest in manufacturing cars.
Whether it aims to make them or not seems immaterial. That’s because a recent report suggests the tech giant is preparing to launch an Uber competitor backed by a fleet of self-driving cars.
Google will start a new mobility service company under Alphabet Inc. corporate umbrella, according to Bloomberg.
Since Google started testing self-driving cars, like the one shown above, the company has logged over 1 million miles on the roads around San Francisco, California and Austin, Texas. These are likely the two pilot cities in which Google’s Uber competitor would launch. Read more…