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Google looking at starting fully autonomous rideshare service as soon as next year

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chawes
747 Rider Guru
 Posted 3 years, 3 months ago

This article claims that Google is focusing on launching an autonomous ridehsare service as early as end of 2017.

http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/13/13933140/google-self-driving-car-fiat-chrysler-partnership

Seems like a very ambitious schedule to me. Nevertheless there is no question this is on the horizon.

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    lilly
    1016 Rider Guru
     3 years ago

    It is a sprint right now to see who can do this first! Uber and Google are big players. Is Lyft in the running to?

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      ippei
      1201 Driver Rider Guru
       3 years ago

      Don't forget Apple too, as one of the big players.  iWe.  no, I am not making that up.

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        kitkat22
        222 Rider
         3 years ago

        "iWe" - LOL Sounds like a little kid saying they have to pee...

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        CasPer
        325 Rider
         3 years ago

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          ippei
          1201 Driver Rider Guru
           3 years ago

          Is anyone fact checking these?  LOL.  Here's another one.

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      chawes
      OP 747 Rider Guru
       3 years ago

      Haven't heard anthing about Lyft but you can bet they're frantically figuring out how to respond to all of this...

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        ippei
        1201 Driver Rider Guru
         3 years ago

        Lyft is aligned with GM.  Got plenty of cars to go around.