Google’s self-driving car team beefs up auto experience

However, Google may have to look farther than the auto industry to find a manufacturing partner, said Raj Rajkumar, a Carnegie-Mellon University professor who advises companies on self-driving car development. The tug-of-war over who controls – and profits from – the stream of user data in self-driving cars is “an inherent and fundamental conflict” between Google and traditional automakers, Rajkumar said.