News: Company does not want to manufacture automobiles.
Google is planning to team up with automakers and suppliers to accelerate its self-driving car project.
Google self-driving car project head John Krafcik told the Detroit auto that the company is interested to team up with automakers.
The company previously said that it does not intend to build vehicles, but supply the software and mapping technology to facilitate the creation of cars that can safely navigate through busy streets and highways.
Delphi Automotive Plc, Continental AG and Mobileye are some of the companies trying to create vehicles that use machine vision as well as maps and artificial intelligence.
In December, reports also surfaced that Google was teaming up with Ford to build its autonomous cars.
Both the companies are also reportedly planning to enter into a joint venture to build autonomous vehicles.
Media sources cited Krafcik as saying: "The message is that we understand?.?.?.?we are going to need a lot of help in the next stage of our project.
"We’re going to be partnering more and more and more — you can count on it, though I don’t have anything certain to say today."
The announcement comes when Apple is also being speculated about building EVs, and the company has already registered domain names like apple.car, apple.cars and apple.auto.