Google is reportedly having a hard time finding a partner to manufacture self driving cars, so the company’s thinking about just building them itself. While it’s still unclear exactly what Google would do with the cars, a new report from Amir Efrati says that the search giant is thinking of starting a robo taxi service. Weird, huh?
Efrati just published the scoop on driverless cars at former Wall Street Journal reporter Jessica Lessin’s website, and the details are pretty curious. A couple of days ago, it was reported that Google was in talks with Continental and IBM about forging an alliance to build self driving cars. Efrati reports that these talks came after talks with major car manufacturers failed. Companies like Mercedes evidently aren’t interested in building self driving cars because, well, people like to drive.