Amid reports that Uber could soon begin building their own fleet of driver-less cars, comes Bloomberg with a report that now Google is preparing to announce their own taxi-like service to go head-to-head with Uber. Although details aren’t entirely clear at this point, Google could employ the use of their new driver-less car tech you’ve likely seen covered all over the news in recent months. At least in some limited capacity.
Apparently word got out after David Drummond, Google’s senior vice president of corporate development and chief legal officer, revealed Google’s plans to Uber, with a few Uber employees already in possession of screenshots of the mobile app Google allegedly plans on using. The weird part is that Google has heavily invested in Uber — most recently around $258 million — and has even gone as far as integrating Uber functionality in their Maps application. Drummond, who is on Uber’s board of directors, could soon be asked to resign over an obvious conflict of interest.