The car maker's R&D arm is close to signing a deal for not only Boston Dynamics, but also Google's Japanese robotics company, Schaft.
Silicon Valley sits at the epicenter of the nation's software industry. Detroit sits at the epicenter of the nation's auto industry. As the two industries merge, there's a rivalry brewing.
In line with Google's efforts to "solve really big problems using technology," the Internet giant revealed that it has been testing technology for cars that can drive themselves. The program comes as a part of an effort by the company to fundamentally change the way that our transportation infrastructure functions, evolving it into something much more efficient, safe and green.