The issue here is that fact that Uber refuses to confirm whether it is actually working on a literal driverless car. There are a number of indications that it is looking into the idea of autonomous vehicles, as there are rumors of the ride-sharing company shopping for cars in Germany.
Marakby joins another former Googler Brian McClendon, who was also poached to work on Uber’s driverless car program. The company has been on a hiring spree to fill out its team in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; poaching the entire robotics division at Carnegie Mellon University in the process.
It is difficult to say what exactly Uber is working on for autonomous vehicles, but it highly unlikely that it will be building its own vehicles.