Autonomous vehicles are the talk of the tech world right now, and rumor has it that Google is planning to do more than just talk. In a recent article from digital trends, Bloomberg’s source says it looks like driverless cars will become a standalone division within Google beginning sometime in 2016.
Imagine your orders being placed like crazy, and all you have to do is load them into a truck, then hit “go”—no driver required. Thanks to Google (re-organizing as Alphabet), that dream could be a reality starting in 2016.
Google appears to have it sights set on the ride-for-hire market, going nose to nose with companies like Uber and Lyft (who are reportedly already playing with their own autonomous technology). However, with China looking into putting self-driving buses on the road within the next five years, it looks like the sky is the limit for innovation. Before you know it, your next delivery could arrive without a driver.