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Johnny Cab's IRL? Google may launch its own 'robo-taxi' fleet of cars

Google is reportedly in talks with auto giants to design and launch a fleet of 'robo-taxi', self-driving cars
By: Anthony Garreffa | Technology in Vehicles News | Posted: Aug 25, 2013 5:33 am

Google, whatever you do, make this happen. The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Mountain View-based everything giant is talking with automotive manufacturing giants about the possibilities of designing and launching its own self-driving cars.




The company has reportedly talked with Magna International and Continental AG, one of the world's largest auto parts suppliers, about building a self-driving car that Google is designing. The company is said to be considering a "robo-taxi" fleet, but right now we don't know if Google would operate the driverless vehicle service on its own, or sell the self-driving cars to anothe company.


Whatever happens, this should receive some serious media attention. If Google could get this right with its Maps service, Navigation, Now and Glass, we could be in for a truly next generation means of travel.


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