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>> Google taking on Uber on its home turf San Francisco, expanding an under the radar ride sharing service that wouldn't just compete but would seriously undercut pricing at Uber. The service from Google, a unit of Alphabet, would help commuters carpool for far cheaper than a ride from Uber or its closest competitor Lyft, the Wall Street Journal reports.
Since May, Google has given several thousand workers near its mountain view headquarters the chance to get rides off a pilot program through its Waze app. Google reportedly won't take a cut for now. On Monday, Alphabet executive David Drummond stepped down from Uber's board after three years. Signalling the growing overlap between the two companies as both vie for an edge in the race to the self driving car.