Google And Uber About To Be Driverless Rivals?
A Bloomberg report says Google is developing a ride-booking app using autonomous cars. The outlet suggests Google and Uber are rivals, not friends.By Matt Moreno | February 3, 2015
One of Uber's biggest investors might soon be one of its biggest competitors.
A report from Bloomberg says Google is working on its own ride-sharing app, possibly using driverless cars and intended to will rival Uber's app. The outlet writes, "The companies are more likely to be ferocious competitors than allies."
Which is odd since Google Ventures poured some $258 million into Uber not too long ago — Uber's biggest investment at the time. Google's chief legal officer, David Drummond, also sits on Uber's board. The Bloomberg report says the board is considering asking Drummond to resign.