Exclusive: Google Designing Its Own Self-Driving Car, Considers ‘Robo Taxi’

Google is far ahead of it’s rivals in so many ways, and the quality of it’s efforts are showing forth such as in it’s many competitive products and in endeavors like their self-driving car.

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By Amir Efrati

Google Inc., which has been working on software to help major automakers build self-driving cars, also is quietly going around them by designing and developing a full-fledged self-driving car, according to people familiar with the matter.

In recent months, Google has held talks with contract manufacturers to build new cars to Google’s specifications, said the people familiar with the matter. The move came after Google’s talks with big car brands about incorporating its technology into their vehicles failed to yield a partnership, one of these people said.

Google also has a novel idea for what it could do with these cars. The company has considered ways to sell self-driving vehicles to individuals. But it also has focused on the potential for an autonomous car it designs to become part of “robo-taxi” services that pick up passengers on demand, these people said. Whether Google would try to operate…

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I am the Acquired Closed Brain Injury Survivor that co-conceived and co-named: "The Americans with Disabilities Act", co-created the field of "Rehab Architecture", which was later woven into and used as part of the basis of the field of Universal Design, used as part of the basis of the ADA's Architectural Guidelines, and more. Alas, I can never again publicly discuss the true "Original Intent" of "The ADA" publicly, but it was civil rights in its purest form. I spent my career as a professional Technical/Medical/Scientific Writer and Editor as well as a Community College Instructor (part-time) and/or Substitute Teacher in Public Schools. I am Retired today and finally beginning to write to introduce myself. Two books in process.
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