Anthony Levandowski

Anthony Levandowski, fired by Uber, to start another self-driving car company

The last time Anthony Levandowski was making headlines, it was for stealing proprietary files from Waymo in order to start a new self-driving startup …

Autos

Sources: Anthony Levandowski, the entrepreneur at the heart of the Uber/Waymo trial, is involved with Kache.ai, an autonomous trucking company still in stealth

Trucking

After Settling With Uber, Waymo Targets Engineer Anthony Levandowski for Trade Secrets

Levandowski's actions touched off the massive Uber-Waymo legal battle.<p>Eric Risberg—AP<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen Edelstein's …

Waymo

CNBC: Uber self-driving co-founder leaves company

Uber’s (Private:UBER) self-driving unit co-founder Lior Ron is leaving the company, according to a CNBC source.<p>Ron co-founded Otto, the self-driving …

Autonomous Cars

Nanny Drops Case Claiming Uber Ex-Engineer Plotted Canada Escape

A woman who said she was a nanny for Anthony Levandowski’s two children dropped her lawsuit which alleged that the former head of Uber Technologies …

Business

Waymo CEO Krafcik has 'a lot of confidence' his tech would have avoided deadly Uber accident

SAN FRANCISCO —<p>The head of Google's pioneering self-driving car unit said his tech could "handle" a scenario that left an Arizona woman dead after she stepped into the street and was hit by an Uber car driving in autonomous mode.<p>"I want to be really respectful of Elaine, the woman who lost her …

Autonomous Cars

States are competing to get autonomous vehicles on the road — but should they?

Credit: Uber<p>Earlier this month, Arizona took another step forward in the interstate arms race regarding self-driving vehicles. Arizona governor Doug Ducey introduced a new executive order that finally allows fully driverless vehicles to navigate public roads — without anyone behind the wheel.<p>Of …

Autonomous Vehicle

Uber self-driving trucks are already transporting cargo in Arizona

Uber executives have long maintained the highly non-controversial opinion that autonomous driving represents the future of transportation. That being …

Autonomous Vehicle

Stunner: Google and Uber settle for $245 million stake

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent Alphabet, stunned a packed courtroom this morning by announcing that it and Uber have settled their …

Business

Uber to pay $245 million to settle Waymo's theft allegations

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber is paying $245 million to Google's self-driving car spinoff to end a legal brawl that aired out allegations of a sinister scheme that tore apart the once-friendly companies.<p>The surprise settlement announced Friday came as lawyers for Uber and Waymo, a company hatched from …

Autonomous Vehicle

Uber settles with Waymo for $245m in bitter trade secrets dispute

Uber has settled a bitter Silicon Valley lawsuit with Waymo, the driverless car arm of Google’s parent company Alphabet, over accusations that the ride-hailing app stole trade secrets from Google.<p>The two companies announced that they had reached a settlement just days into a highly-anticipated …

Autonomous Vehicle

Uber and Waymo Settle Trade Secrets Suit Over Driverless Cars

SAN FRANCISCO — Waymo and Uber settled their legal fight on Friday, nearly a year after Waymo first accused the ride-hailing company of plotting to steal important self-driving car technology.<p>After four days of arguments and testimony in Federal District Court here, Uber agreed to provide Waymo, …

Autonomous Vehicle

Uber Settles Trade Secrets Lawsuit With Alphabet's Waymo Unit

The trade secrets trial that pitted Waymo, the Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet, against Uber is …

Autonomous Vehicle

Uber settles Waymo lawsuit, promises not to use Waymo's trade secrets

Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber over alleged self-driving technology theft came to a surprising conclusion Friday as both sides announced they’ve …

Autonomous Vehicle

What the heck is… the Google Waymo vs Uber lawsuit

Explaining the buzzwords of the moment: what is the self-driving lawsuit all about and why does it matter?

Waymo

Uber's Vetting Expert Tells Jury Waymo Engineer Deal Was Rushed

If there are bodies to be uncovered in Waymo’s trade-secrets case against Uber Technologies Inc., Eric Friedberg would know where to find them.<p>The …

Business

Uber self-driving cars: everything you need to know

Uber By The Numbers<p><b>200:</b> the number of minivans in Uber's current automated fleet<p><b>24,000:</b> the number of SUVs recently purchased from Volvo<p><b>1 million+:</b> …

Autonomous Vehicle

Travis Kalanick’s Wounded Psyche Takes Center Stage at Uber Trial

A subdued Kalanick regaled the court with a story about his broken friendship with Larry Page, and reflects on the text messages that got him in hot water.<p>Silicon Valley’s messiest divorce raged on this week in a San Francisco federal district courtroom, as a subdued, besuited <b>Travis Kalanick</b> took …

Autonomous Vehicle

Waymo v. Uber trial: 'Cheat codes' in Kalanick's playbook

Google was super not happy, unpumped, about us doing this.<p>Travis Kalanick, former Uber CEO

Autonomous Vehicle

Uber’s ex-CEO: At first, Uber considered Google to be its “big brother”

Levandowski texted Kalanick the speech from Wall Street—which was then shown in court.<p>SAN FRANCISCO—During his second day of testimony, Travis …

Autonomous Vehicle

How Uber and Google went from 'brothers' to enemies

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick says the company he founded once had a "little brother" relationship with rival Google. But then this tech family had a falling out.<p>Kalanick testified Wednesday in a bombshell trade secrets trial that when Google (GOOG) led an investment in ridesharing startup Uber …

Google Maps

Some of Ex-Uber Board Member Gurley's Claims Allowed at Trial

A former Uber board member’s testimony that he was deceived by Travis Kalanick’s representations about an acquisition at the heart of Waymo’s lawsuit …

Autonomous Vehicle

Kalanick Had Explaining to Do in His First 45 Minutes as Witness

Some evidence may not look so good for Travis Kalanick’s innocent explanation that he and the self-driving car rock star he poached from Waymo, …

Autonomous Vehicle

In trade-secrets trial, subdued Kalanick says Uber trailed in self-driving cars

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former Uber Chief Executive Officer Travis Kalanick testified at a trial over technology trade secrets on Tuesday that delays in Uber's self-driving car development led him to hire a star engineer from rival Waymo as part of attempts to catch up with competitors.<p>Kalanick, …

Autonomous Vehicle

This AI software dreams up new designs for 3-D-printed parts before your eyes

Desktop Metal’s new software lets regular people design objects optimized for 3-D printing, no experience required.<p><b>The news:</b> Desktop Metal’s new …

Why Waymo might play the Michael Douglas ‘Greed is Good’ speech in court

Waymo v. Uber, day 2<p>Even before the jury took their seats on the second day of <i>Waymo v. Uber</i>, the lawsuit reached a new milestone of absurdity as Waymo argued that they should be allowed to play a clip of Michael Douglas’ “Greed is Good” speech from <i>Wall Street</i> (1987). Uber would really rather they …

Autos

The Big Winner in the Waymo-Uber Trial

A surprise settlement brought an early end to the high-profile court battle between Uber and Waymo on Friday.<p>And Quartz’s Alison Griswold says that, …

Business

Former Uber CEO gets grilled in high-tech heist case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick took the witness stand Tuesday, offering his initial response to allegations that he cooked up a …

Autonomous Vehicle

Waymo may try to push Uber ex-CEO's buttons in car secrets trial

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber's ex-Chief Executive Travis Kalanick must subdue his notorious hot-headed demeanor and calmly withstand hostile questioning to appear sympathetic to jurors when he is cross-examined by Alphabet Inc's (GOOGL.O) Waymo as early as Tuesday during a trade-secrets trial, …

Autonomous Vehicle

The Waymo-Uber Trial Begins

Waymo has spent almost a year accusing Uber Technologies Inc. of an unconscionable theft of its hard-won technology -- and now has to deliver its …

Autonomous Vehicle