Humor: What kind of self-driving vehicle might Google’s on-demand car app deliver to compete with Uber?

Humor: What kind of self-driving vehicle might Google’s on-demand car app deliver to compete with Uber?
Google Ventures may be a significant investor in Uber, the highly successful, and highly controversial, in-demand car riding application and service, but that does not mean Google at-large is not going to rule out the feasibility of competing in the same space.

Word on the street is that Google will leverage its self-driving vehicle technology to launch its own in-demand car ride app, and the brass at Uber appear to be quite concerned.

The issue is disconcerting enough to Uber that the company’s board of directors is examining whether or not Google’s chief legal counsel, and Uber board member, David Drummond, will be able to remain on the latter’s governing body.

Google and Uber (and Lyft for that matter) have not had any comment on the matter, but it begs the question, what would a Google self-driving competitor to an Uber service look like? Well, whatever it is, it will be equipped to handle just about anything Uber throws at it, all the way down to thinning the herd lined up at Apple stores, while jamming Uber drivers’ ability to use Google Maps.


source: The Joy of Tech

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9 Comments

1. vuyonc

Posts: 1091; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

OM-freaking-G, I want that car. All I need is Muttley the dog as my co-driver.

2. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

And thanks... now I have his evil grin in my head lol.

3. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

"Forces Uber cars to use Apple maps" hahahahahahaha

4. toiletcleaner

Posts: 224; Member since: Oct 10, 2012

Where is the humor?

5. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Man this reminds me of Batman's (Nolan) Batmobile/Tumbler!

6. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Google should stick to it's strengths. A car that finds porn you like and jacks you off during the ride.

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Oh look, another Joy of Tech comic that manages to suck up to Apple and bash Google at the same time! How typical.

12. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

But hey they trolled Apple maps successfully!

10. DillWeed

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 14, 2014

"Humor" what a piss poor idea for a comic. executions looks like a Introverted creep from eight grade made this.

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