Google has tightened a new partnership with the Lyft ride sharing company in the self driving car industry. The news was first launched by the New York Times and then confirmed by both companies. Waymo, the company that deals with Google’s development of this technology, will collaborate with Lyft through pilot projects and the creation of new products that will enable non-driver cars to move safely. Recently Waymo also launched a first test for a free taxi service.
The agreement obviously aims to reduce Uber’s weight within the ride sharing sector. The San Francisco app is also working on hardware and software for self-driving cars, but has recently faced several problems. Testing for his cars has been blocked in some US states, and recently Google has accused him of having stolen some top secret documents about his LIDAR system. “Waymo today has the best independent driving technology, collaborating with them will accelerate our vision of improving people’s lives with the world’s best transport,” said a Lyft spokesman whose service has already been integrated into Google Maps.
Today, Google has also presented important new features for Android Auto, its smart-software ecosystem that has so far not been successful. Big G confirmed on its blog that important partners such as Volvo and Audi will use Android for the infotainment systems of their next generation cars. Drivers will then be able to control windows and air conditioning from the app and dashboard, as well as manage playback of songs from Spotify and get information from Google Assistant and Maps. The Mountain View company has also stated that it will provide more information about the service during Google I / O 2017, an event during which we will also see the upcoming Pixel, Android O and perhaps novelties about Fuchsia.