Google Taking On Uber?

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    Uber has become incredibly successful in a fairly short span of time. That type of success is always sure to draw competition as others want in on it (such as Lyft). However, you know you are really onto something (as if a valuation of over $40 billion wasn’t enough already) when Google sets their sights on you. The normal Google practice seems to be to either attempt to buy you or just provide competition to break you (or not). In the case of Uber, Google had actually invested in them not that long ago and Uber and Google have quite an operational partnership as well since Uber uses Google Maps as the base for their platform. Google has been making steps into the driverless car scene for quite sometime and now the stories about this are becoming more public as other companies are stepping into the driverless limelight as well. As for legality, Nevada (back in 2011) has already made such vehicles’ operation on public roads legal so that is at least... The post Google Taking On Uber? appeared first on Running with Miles.

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