Following Apple, Google has abandoned plans to produce its own unmanned vehicles. Instead, it was decided to focus on cooperation with large automakers with the goal of a possible launch of an unmanned car rental service by the end of 2017. The first partner is likely to be Fiat Chrysler, with whom the search giant will enter into a partnership agreement in May this year. It is reported that partners are working on a self-driving car based on the Pacifica minivan. The decision to redesign the business was lobbied by Larry Page, the head of Alphabet Holding, which includes Google, and Ruth Porat, financial director of the company. In their opinion, the release of an autonomous car without a steering wheel, previously demonstrated by Google, is not practical, and therefore unpromising step. But Google X experimental development department, as well as Google co-founder Sergey Brin, who actively defends the project, do not agree with this. In his opinion, it is important to develop an unmanned vehicle from start to finish inside the company without involving third-party manufacturers.