U.S. President Donald Trump grants pardon to former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had given a full pardon to a former Google engineer sentenced for stealing a trade secret on self-driving cars months before he briefly headed Uber Technologies Inc’s rival unit. Anthony Levandowski, 40, was sentenced in August to 18 months in prison after pleading guilty in March. He… Read More U.S. President Donald Trump grants pardon to former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski

Uber holds talk with Waymo on self-driving partnership

​Uber Technologies Inc is talking with Alphabet Inc’s autonomous driving unit Waymo about using its technology on Uber’s ride-hailing app, Uber Chief Executive Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday, signaling a possible thaw in relations between the firms. Khosrowshahi said on stage at the Code Conference that Uber’s relationship with Waymo was getting better since Uber… Read More Uber holds talk with Waymo on self-driving partnership

Waymo, Uber autonomous vehicle lawsuit ends in apology, $245million settlement

​Uber Technologies Inc. will pay $245 million worth of its own shares to Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving vehicle unit to settle a legal dispute over trade secrets, allowing Uber’s new chief executive to move past one of the company’s most bruising public controversies. The settlement was announced on Friday just before the fifth day of… Read More Waymo, Uber autonomous vehicle lawsuit ends in apology, $245million settlement

Waymo, Lyft sign self-driving colloboration deal

Google Inc’s self-driving car unit, Waymo, and U.S. rideshare company Lyft Inc have signed a collaboration agreement to bring autonomous vehicle technology into the mainstream, the New York Times reported on Sunday. The alliance between the two show that many companies are trying to acquire a piece of the market for self-driving vehicles, which many… Read More Waymo, Lyft sign self-driving colloboration deal

Alphabet’s Waymo sues Uber over trade theft

Alphabet Inc’s Waymo self-driving car unit sued Uber Technologies and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto on Thursday over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology. Waymo accused Uber and Otto, acquired by the ride services company in August, with stealing confidential information on Waymo’s Lidar sensor technology to help speed its own… Read More Alphabet’s Waymo sues Uber over trade theft