The self-driving car, a hot topic in the global automobile industry past few years. Several manufacturers such as Tesla, Uber and other traditional car manufacturers have been active in the development of driverless vehicles.
But it was Google which was expected to take the autonomous technology to its extreme, building a new car from the scratch without the need of steering wheels and pedals.
That may be too ambitious for the company. According to the reports, the idea is about to be dropped, instead the tech giant will partner with automakers to develop autonomous ride-sharing service.
Although, Google is still developing the self-driving car, but the question is where will be the car manufactured. Google has already joined hands with Chrysler to develop driverless minivans, so the drop of the plan makes sense.
Alphabet CEO Larry Page and CFO Ruth Porat are said to be behind this decision, citing that the existing plan of producing a car without the steering wheel is impractical.
The car produced with the help of conventional automakers may not be flashy or a futuristic product, but at least it will be practical to use and it should be hitting the roads faster.
It is expected that Google will announce the news related to its self-driving car plan in the near future.