Google can be planning to spin off its driverless car or truck division into its company under the particular Alphabet umbrella corporate. That’s the word, at least, from a new but still unconfirmed report, which says this move will occur sometime in 2016.
Google’s autonomous vehicles have logged more than 1 million miles (1.6 million kilometers) on public roads, mostly around San Francisco and Austin, Texas, making these cities logical places for launching a service, said the person, who asked not to be identified because the plans are private. The fleets – which would include a range of large and small vehicles — could be deployed first in confined areas like college campuses, military bases or corporate office parks, the person said.
In line with Bloomberg, which cites a good anonymous source, it says which the business plans to provide rides for retain the services of, similar to Uber, with one of these self-driving cars, with 2016.
A new Google spokesperson officially declined to comment on Bloomberg’s story. However, the report notes that back September, Google said that although it didn’t any immediate ideas to spin off the cars division, it added that it was “a good candidate to become one eventually in the future. ” If Google does indeed have these types of plans in the functions, it certainly makes sense and fits with all the overall structural goal of the Alphabet umbrella company.