Google’s former car guru Chris Urmson is working on his own self-driving company

It turns out the person who is perhaps the most widely regarded technologist in the autonomous vehicle space may have found just that in a new self-funded venture that he might unveil early next year. The company, several sources told Recode, will focus on developing self-driving software, as well as data and hardware. This “full package” of autonomous technologies could then be sold to car makers who want to create and then alter their own offerings, in a manner not unlike how Google launched its Android efforts with both mobile software and hardware. But other sources said the configuration of the startup could take many forms and how it will be organized is still in flux.