Uber hires a former employee from Google to work as a senior engineer. As we all know, Google and Uber have been in competition for a long time regarding their rush to develop self-driving cars which would revolutionize the field of transportation. Amit Singhal has played a significant role in the evolution of Google company, and he has now decided to give up his 15-year career with Google to join Uber.
On January 20, Singhal, the former senior vice president for Google, has announced he would like to join Uber to occupy the position of senior vice president of engineering. He will develop the software, and he will also build the infrastructure, both representing the cornerstone of Uber’s ride-applauding services.
After occupying the senior engineer position, Amit Singhal will report his activity to Travis Kalanick. He is the chief executive of Uber. Singhal will control the mapping division of the company and also the pricing, marketing and dispatching unit of Uber vehicles. Mr. Singhal will also collaborate with Anthony Levandowski who is in charge of the electric automobile efforts of the company.
Singhal declared that his job is not easy. He believes that is complicated to manage to establish a link between millions of self-driving cars and millions of drivers while also enabling the creation of the most accurate routes which can be used by drivers. Another job attribution will consist of predicting job traffic in real time. The main goal is to centralize as many drivers as possible to make the system economically appealing for everyone.
He believes that this stands for a challenging computer since problem which he never encountered in his 30-year career. Singhal left Google last year and joined Uber, being a notable success for them. Uber announced that they are ready to compete with Google’ powerful head start in self-driving cars’ research. Uber has used many high-level employees from the tech giant Google over the last seven years.
Among the specialists recruited to work now for Uber, there is Levandowski, a veteran of autonomous-car research and Brian McClendon, an expert in mapping. Many years ago, Uber and Google were known to have been allies. Google has used an app from Uber in the development of maps application as a tool for transportation. Alphabet has previously invested considerable amounts of money in Uber.
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