When Google developed its first driverless car last year, the California-based technology giant received wide publicity and stirred up a rave of sensations throughout the globe. Several media sources reported on this new technology for months and was widely followed by almost everyone. Now it seems that Uber is coming after Google, who is also a shareholder of Uber having owned $258 million back in 2013 in the apps hired transportation service company.
According to Time, Uber is now collaborating with Carnegie Mellon University to open a research center in Pittsburg called ‘Uber Advanced Technologies,’ availing itself with the University for its reputation in robotic research to develop a driverless taxi.
“We are excited to join the community of Pittsburgh and partner with the experts at CMU, whose breadth and depth of technical expertise, particularly in robotics, are unmatched,” said Uber chief product officer Jeff Holden in a press release.