Google v carmakers in 'robotaxi' war

Tech giant's Waymo has a big lead but traditional carmakers may yet be saved by an emerging ecosystem of niche companies offering specialised services.

FRANKFURT • General Motors celebrated being the world's largest carmaker for the 76th straight year in 2007.

It was sitting on US$25 billion in cash. Eighteen months later, it was bankrupt.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 02, 2019, with the headline 'Google v carmakers in 'robotaxi' war'. Print Edition | Subscribe