55476
Google prefers to work with other car makers than go on its own.
Google prefers to work with other car makers than go on its own.

Google Pulls Out of Self-Driving Cars

Google Pulls Out of Self-Driving Cars

Google has reportedly shelved its long-standing plan to develop its own autonomous vehicle in favor of pursuing partnerships with existing carmakers.
The Information reports that Google’s self-driving car unit — known internally as Chauffeur — is working with established automotive names to develop cars which will include some self-driving features, but won’t ditch the steering wheel and pedal controls. The firm is already working with Fiat Chrysler, as per a partnership announced in May, and that could be the start of others to come.
Google first set out to do away with the steering wheel and pedals approach, but this backtrack is from Alphabet CEO Larry Page and CFO Ruth Porat who found the original approach to be “impractical,” according to the report. That’s despite Google’s autonomous vehicles clocking over two million miles of tests on public roads.
While Google may be taking its pedal off the gas for self-driving vehicles, sources suggest it still harbors ambitious plans and is working to introduce an autonomous taxi service before the end of 2017. Google has long been rumored to move into the on-demand car space — it offers carpooling via its Waze business — and this would bring it into direct competition with Uber. Uber began trialing self-driving taxis in Pittsburgh this year, while another, younger company Nutonomy is conducting similar tests in Singapore and Boston so Google is very much playing catchup here.
The company is hosting a media event around its self-driving car business in California on Tuesday.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/BpJ1hO
  1. https://goo.gl/n7HAqY
  • https://goo.gl/zQEE4o
  • https://goo.gl/62ljfN
  • https://goo.gl/N6ZMox
  • https://goo.gl/3hgfpO

You can also read ...

Iran Missing Advantages of Foreign Banks’ Presence
Tehran Chamber of Commerce, Industries, Mines and Agriculture...
Oman Eyes Iran Market Amid Rising Imports
Ithraa, Oman’s inward investment and export promotion agency,...
With the increasing demand for EVs, almost all automotive giants in the world are investing heavily in R&D.
Iran should hasten to catch up with global automotive trends,...
Luxgen’s S3 is a 5-seater subcompact sedan equipped with a 1.6-liter, 116 hp gasoline engine.
Local company Arman Motor Kavir is set to unveil two imported...
Iran Exim Bank Tapping NDFI Resources
Export Development Bank of Iran–the country's exim bank–is to...
Billet and bloom shipments made up the bulk of exports, reaching 1.78 million tons, up 28% year-on-year.
Iran’s semi-finished steel exports during the first seven...
Transport MoU With South Korea
Iran and South Korea have signed a memorandum of understanding...
Local producers have often called  on the government to increase import tariffs on tires.
In order to “protect domestic production”, the Industries...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Trending

Googleplus