At a technology conference in mid-2014, Google co-founder Sergey Brin presented the company’s first prototype for a self-driving car. Watching in the audience was Travis Kalanick, chief executive of Uber, the ride-hailing start-up. Brin’s presentation — including a video of a compact two-seater autonomously doing laps around a parking lot — jolted Kalanick, according to two people who spoke with him. Google, the search giant — long considered an Uber ally — seemed to be turning on him. And even as Uber was a growing force to be reckoned with, it ...
How Uber and Waymo ended up rivals in the race for driverless cars
Uber and Google once considered each other allies
Mike Isaac Last Updated at May 18, 2017 23:34 IST