Uber has a new competitor: Google. Google has moved into the ride sharing service in San Francisco. The service will offer commuters a carpooling service where commuters going in the same direction can take a single vehicle.
Commuters can connect to the service using Googles Waze app, which will bring together riders. Waze is a popular app that offers drivers crowd sourcing navigation data about driving conditions such as accidents and traffic jams. These incidents are reported by other drivers into the app to keep others informed about driving conditions. Waze was acquired by Google in 2013.
It should be noted that Google won’t be using its self driving technology, at least for now. According to The Wall Street Journal Google is considering using driver-less cars in the future.