Uber and Google, former partners may turn into biggest rival soon. The two firms are all set to enter the race of driverless taxis.
A latest rumor suggests that Google is planning to begin a ride-hailing service. In comparison, Uber has started to work together with Carnegie Mellon University for the creation of driverless cars.
Thus Far, the world’s largest tech giant and Uber have worked together on numerous occasions. Two years ago, Google venture invested a large sum of nearly $258 million in the car service firm. Google Venture is considered as the venture capital arm of Google Inc.
Currently, majority of the Uber apps depends entirely on Google Maps. The most shocking thing is that Google senior vice president and chief legal officer joined Uber board of directors.
Recently, David Drummond warned Uber about the ride sharing service of Google. He showed several screen shots of new ride sharing service app of Google to the members of board.
Susan Shaheen, co-director of UC Berkeley’s transportation Sustainability Research Center states that it looks like a strong but hostile relationship between the two companies. Thus Far, Uber has dominated the transportation service industry for a long time. However, there are chances that Google’s brand name may give a tough competition to Uber in future.
On the other hand, Uber and Google refused to make any comment on this particular matter.