Google Stopped Working its own self-driving car
Yahoo has refocused its independent driving efforts away from developing its own car without controls and pedals, according to a report from The Info. Instead, the company is said to be joining up with automakers on more conventional cars with a view to possibly starting an autonomous ride-sharing service by the end of the coming year.
Redbull Chrysler is creating a new prototype vehicle for Yahoo based on the Pacifica minivan; if the tests is prosperous, they’ll reportedly be used in the ultimate commercial service. The two companies announced an alliance to develop self-driving minivans in-may.
Alphabet CEO Ray Page and CFO Ruth Porat are said to be the choice to pivot, believing the present plan of self-producing a drastically new car without a steerage wheel to be improper. It’s reportedly a questionable move inside Google X’s autonomous driving division, known as Chauffeur, with Yahoo co-founder Sergey Brin also in favor of the idea of developing a car from end to end.
Google is expected to announce news related to self-driving cars later on Tuesday — we will keep you updated.