Report: Google to spin off self-driving cars as a standalone Alphabet company next year

December 16, 2015
Aaron Polmeer

By Natt Garun


The Google driverless car dream is inching closer to reality, with plans of it being spun off from Google as an Alphabet Inc. company in 2016, reports Bloomberg Business. Google’s self-driving cars have been testing Austin and San Francisco – with 53 vehicles on the road as of November 2015. The goal is to create a ride-sharing program, with its first deployments aimed at communal areas like college or corporate campuses. By turning the company into its own entity, Google may be looking deeper into ways to monetize the driverless cars, directly challenging popular ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft. Currently, it releases monthly reports of its car…

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