Uber has snagged another executive from Google Maps as it pushes to build its own mapping technology and driverless cars.
Manik Gupta, who was at Google Maps for seven years, has joined the ride-sharing app as director of product for maps, according to a LinkedIn post from Tuesday.
"I was very fortunate to be a part of the amazing journey as Google Maps got to more than a billion users and online maps of the entire world. I learnt a lot, especially how to motivate high performing teams and deliver on bold, long-term bets," Gupta wrote.
"I am very excited by Uber's vision. There are very few companies that create such rapid and sustained change in consumer behavior and I am excited by what's next."