Uber just purchased the self-driving truck startup created by former Googlers — here's a look inside (Goog)

As Uber ramps up its driverless car operations in Pittsburgh, it will have some help from several ex-Googlers who have already mastered the technology. 

According to a report from Max Chafkin at Bloomberg, Uber has purchased Otto, the self-driving truck startup founded by Anthony Levandowski and Lior Ron, both former high-level Google employees.

Levandowski will now take over Uber's entire self-driving car operations and Uber plans to open two more R&D offices: one in Palo Alto and...

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