Just this afternoon we heard that Uber is taking on Google by working to build driverless cars. Well, it turns out that Google is also taking on Uber—it’s working on a cab service.
According to Bloomberg, the cab service probably will use the driverless cars currently under development at Google. Bloomberg’s source says the ride-sharing service is already being tested and used on the Google campus right now.
Making this even stranger is that Google is already a big investor in Uber. Google exec and Uber board member David Drummond may be asked to resign from Uber’s board.
Google aims to deploy its driverless cars within the next five years, so that might give a good estimate to the timetable for this ride-sharing service, though it could launch sooner with human-driven cars if Google chose to go that route.