Google slowing down its autonomous cars projectStaff Writer | December 14, 2016
Alphabet, the parent company of Google, is scaling back on its autonomous driving project, according to reports from The Information.
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The company had recently announced a partnership with one Fiat Chrysler to develop the technology for its cars.
Google is not expected to completely abandon the race to develop the world's first wholly autonomous vehicle however, with its fleet having clocked more than two million miles of road time since their first testing in 2009.
Google initially began to do away with the steering wheel and pedals approach, but the latest setback comes from Alphabet CEO Larry Page and CFO Ruth Porat, who the report says found their approach to the idea "impractical". ■