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Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars

Uber, Volvo hook up to create next-generation autonomous cars ” The companies will start with the same base Volvo car platform, do joint work, and also do development separately toward their own goals.Separately, Uber will be launching several self-driving Volvo XC90 crossovers this month in Pittsburgh.

Google goes after Uber in court over self-driving car secrets

Google goes after Uber in court over self-driving car secrets Silicon Valley giants seem to be stepping on each other's toes in the race to bring self-driving cars to the road.In a lengthy Medium post announcing the suit, the company's spokespeople alleged that a former project manager, Anthony Levandowski, stole thousands of proprietary files before leaving to start his own self-driving car startup, Otto.

Google accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car secrets — 14,000 of them

Google accuses Uber of stealing self-driving car secrets — 14,000 of them In the lawsuit, Waymo claims a former employee may have stolen proprietary files — 14,000 of them, to be exact — and used them to start a new company, according to Bloomberg.“We take the allegations made against Otto and Uber employees seriously and we will review this matter carefully,” an Uber spokesperson told Bloomberg.

Google Waymo sues Uber over self-driving car technology

Google Waymo sues Uber over self-driving car technology The email included machine drawings of Otto’s LiDAR system and circuit boards — boards that were extremely similar to Google’s own designs.” That’s a damning accusation, given the proof Google has collected, and it comes at a time when Uber scarcely needs more bad news.

Uber self-driving chief steps aside: report

Uber self-driving chief steps aside: report Anthony Levandowski, the embattled head of Uber's self-driving car program, has reportedly announced internally he'll recuse himself from work as the head of the company's Advanced Technologies Group (ATG).He famously left Google X's self-driving car project (which is now the standalone company Waymo) to found self-driving startup Otto, which was purchased by Uber and rolled into its own self-driving car program.

The court battle between Waymo and Uber heats up as ruling nears

The court battle between Waymo and Uber heats up as ruling nears The company in question is Otto, the autonomous-driving tech startup acquired by Uber last August for $680 million.Just a few days before he’s expected to issue a ruling, it sounds like he’s not convinced by Waymo’s arguments.