Alphabet Executive Leaves Uber

Posted: Aug 30 2016, 10:16am CDT | by , in Cars & Vehicles


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Alphabet Executive Leaves Uber
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  • Alphabet Executive Leaves Uber as self-driving car is about to release

David Drummond leaves his post at Uber after increased competition between Google and Uber.

It has been officially confirmed that David Drummond from Uber has departed from his job at the company prior to the release of self-driving car by the company.

The reason behind his departure are said to be the conflict of interest seen in both companies he was working with. David Drummond had joined Uber in the year 2013, when new investments of $250 million were made in the ride sharing company.

David Drummond said in a statement to WSJ that he has stepped down from his job as there was loads of overlap going on due to the two companies.

He was working in several projects with Google and Uber being the rival of Google in self-driving technology was posing many overlapping problems.

It was reported earlier that David Drummond was denied access to his office and was restrained to get all the sensitive information that was related to his projects. Later on it was confirmed that he was not allowed to attend any meetings that the chief David Krane was attending.

Uber and Alphabet are both making driver-less cars. These are expected to arrive in a few years in market. Uber is currently testing its cars in Pittsburgh while Automated is also going to start using an autonomous hailing cab in a few weeks.

David Drummond might join Google in a high position after being removed from Uber. We are not certain about this fact for now however this kind of thing happened in year 2008 to when Eric Schmidt left Apple’s board of directors that year.

Apple is all set to bring forward its own self-driving project named as “Project Titan”. This means that competitiveness will be high in a few weeks among all the major tech companies.

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