Google's Self-Driving Car Unit Will Be A Standalone Company In 2016, Could Challenge Uber 

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If you thought of Google’s adorable panda-like driverless car as a glorified science experiment until now, get ready to change your mind. According to reports within the company, Google is set to make its driverless car program a standalone “Alphabet ” business in 2016—the biggest sign yet that driverless cars are something Google wants as a source of revenue.