IT’S GOOGLE’S WORLD – GOOGLE 2.0 WILL ‘BUILD AIRPORTS AND CITIES’ SAYS REPORT

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GOOGLE 2.0 WILL ‘BUILD AIRPORTS AND CITIES’ SAYS REPORT

Google has been forced to add a steering wheel and pedals to its driverless cars because of new rules on testing which demand that a human can take control
Google has been forced to add a steering wheel and pedals to its driverless cars because of new rules on testing which demand that a human can take control

SOURCE: THE INDEPENDENT

Google’s seemingly limitless ambition has seen the company take on drones, self-driving cars and even the problem of aging, but the company’s founders have even grander plans – to build cities and airports.

A report from The Information (paywall) says the co-founder Larry Page has set up a ‘company within a company’ dubbed ‘Google 2.0’ that will look at the tech giant’s long-term future – presumably for when advertising revenue from search traffic (inevitably) dries up.

This could even include building “a model airport and city.” Page has argued that although rival billionaire Elon Musk might be in favour of a ‘hyperloop’ (a train concept that could travel from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 30 minutes), the problem with long-range transport is not that planes are slow, but that airports are inefficient.

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