According to Amir Efrati, a former star reporter for the Wall Street Journal, the software giant Google is looking to designing and building cars of their own. The company has been in talks with component suppliers like Continental AG and Magna International in the hopes that it could put together an entire car under Google’s command. The idea, Efrati says, is to put more pressure on car brands to develop autonomous driving tech, regardless of if Google is directly involved or not. Google already has self-driving cars, and supposedly their next step is autonomous taxis. Imagine that, a fascinating idea, probably putting many taxi drivers out of a job. So pretty much a self-driving car would come and pick you up and drop you off at your destination; at first, a human would need to be behind the wheel just in case, but that could easily change as the tech progresses and becomes more reliable.
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