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Google’s self-driving car project is one step closer to market w/ hire of ex-Airbnb exec

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    It has felt like Google/Alphabet’s self-driving car project has been at a bit of a yellow light lately, with the recent departure of its technical lead & director Chris Urmson and other key members being the biggest sign of trouble. Now, Reuters reports that the Mountain View company has hired ex-Airbnb executive Shaun Stewart as “a director of the self-driving car project” (albeit not a replacement for Urmson), and that his role will be “to help commercialize Google’s self-driving technology.”

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    Saw a google car yesterday driving around Palo Alto, CA as well as 12 Tesla's !! All were Model S.
     

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