Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to stealing Google trade secrets

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Engineer Anthony Levandowski, noted for advancing self-driving car technology in the previous decade, agreed to plead guilty last week on Thursday to taking sensitive documents from his former employer Google before he joined rival Uber Technologies Inc. Federal prosecutors agreed to recommend a prison term of at least 30 months as part of plea agreement […]

Google takes legal action against Uber, alleges of stealing 14,000 self-driving secrets

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Waymo, a part of Alphabet, owner of Google, submitted a lawsuit Thursday against Uber, alleging that the company stole a few of its autonomous-car secrets. Waymo was started as Alphabet/Google’s self-driving car project years earlier, and was spun off into its own business. In the lawsuit, Waymo declares a former worker may have stolen exclusive […]

Uber Stops San Francisco Driverless Tests DMV Revokes Test Fleet Registration

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Uber‘s confusing defiance of a California requirement that it get a $150 permit to run self-driving vehicles in San Francisco came to an end with the ride-hailing business revealing it was suspending the program. Uber had little option: California’s Department of Motor Vehicles revoked registrations for its 16-vehicle test fleet previously in the day. “We’re […]

California threatens legal action against Uber unless it stops self-driving cars

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California’s chief law officer Kamala Harris threatened legal action against Uber unless it “immediately” eliminates its self-driving from the roads of San Francisco. The danger from the workplace of the outgoing attorney general was contained in a letter provided to the public Friday shortly after Uber stated it would defy state policies, a move the […]

Uber acquires autonomous truck startup Otto

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Uber is acquiring Otto, a startup that’s been working on developing self-driving trucks for an undisclosed sum. Its co-founder, Anthony Levandowski, is a former Googler who is working on self-driving for years. He’ll direct Uber’s whole self-driving department– both Otto’s self-driving truck efforts and Uber’s own fast-growing autonomous division, reporting straight to Uber CEO Travis […]