Google was ambitious about its driverless cars but failure to push it forward in crowded modern cities, it is embarking upon new concept of building a whole city of its own that can use driverless cars and provide the real hi-tech experience to the dwellers in the city, especially for those who are from the boomers generation and aging fast.
A report from The Information (paywall) said Google’s co-founder Larry Page has formed a ‘Google 2.0’ project within to look at future ambitious plans when its search-engine revenue dries up and one such plan is to build a model airport and an entire city.
The report says Google’s executives are already building their own private air terminal at San Jose International Airport for $82 million to provide room for eight private jets owned by Page, Sergey Brin and Eric Schmidt.
‘Google 2.0’ also includes the much-hyped about second research lab named Google Y, a counterpart to the Google X facility that handles Google’s current moonshots.
Other ambitious projects include online support to projects to find out location “down to the inches” and reliable biometric information to replace passwords.
Even Apple has been working on projects like Beacons and Touch ID, which are consumer-oriented and Google may have to do more R&D to emulate similar ambitious plans.