Chris Urmson, the former chief technology officer in charge of Google’s self-driving project, is reportedly preparing to launch a new company that will compete with Mountain View and others building autonomous transport systems. The self-driving guru, regarded as one of the three key people in the early stages of Google’s car project, left the company in August.

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