Anthony Levandowski pleads guilty to stealing Google trade secrets

Anthony Levandowski

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 stopped developing autopilot feature after test user napped

Waymo self driving car tests

Alphabet Inc’s self-driving vehicle system stopped developing functions that needed motorists to take control in unsafe scenarios, its chief executive said Monday, as auto-pilot dependence left users vulnerable to interruptions and ill-prepared to maneuver. The decision came after experiments of the technology in Silicon Valley that revealed test users taking a nap, putting on makeup […]

Google repairs Android 7.1.1 in-car Bluetooth problem, update arriving soon

Android 7.1.1 Nougat version

The in-car Bluetooth connection issue that users of Nougat version 7.1.1 have been dealing with for months now has been repaired by Google. The Mountain View, California-based business has marked the problem as FutureRelease, indicating the repair must be showing up soon. For the inexperienced, lots of running Android 7.1.1 OS on their gadgets have […]

Michigan’s new law allows self-driving cars on roads without human drivers

state of Michigan

Firms can now test self-driving vehicles on Michigan public roads without a motorist or steering wheel under latest laws that could push the state to the leading edge of autonomous automobile development. The package of expenses signed into law Friday features few specific state regulations and leaves lots of decisions to automakers and companies such […]

Microsoft aims to function self-driving cars, not build one

Microsoft isn’t really interested in constructing its own self-driving car. Speaking at the Converge conference in Hong Kong last week, Microsoft’s Peggy Johnson informed that the company will continue to develop software for cars rather than create automobiles. Johnson is the head of company development at Microsoft. Google and Fiat Chrysler concurred last month to […]