Google Ventures put +$200 million into Uber. Google is also working on a self-driving car.
The self-driving car is really good. I saw one on the road a while ago, and the safety person behind the wheel looked AMAZINGLY bored. Said another way: the person whose life was in the hands of a robot was bored of making sure the robot wouldn’t kill them. That kind of trust only comes from consistent results.
It’s reasonable to think that in the not-too-distant future we’re going to have driverless Ubers.