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Waymo One Driverless Taxi Service Launches In The US, But There’s A Catch

Waymo One is launching in Phoenix. The service, Waymo’s first official foray into a commercial driverless taxi service, will come with a few important caveats.

Car Tech December 6, 2018

Can A Waymo Engineer Help Apple’s Allegedly Behind-Schedule Autonomous Driving Project?

By hiring Waymo and NASA engineer Jaime Waydo, Apple’s self-driving software project gains a speed boost. With her expertise, she could reorient Apple’s problematic venture into autonomous driving.

Apple June 16, 2018

Waymo Self-Driving Minivan Involved In Arizona Crash

Another self-driving vehicle accident happened in Chandler, Arizona that resulted in minor injuries. The Waymo van was reportedly hit by sedan after it swerved into the wrong lane in order to avoid another collision.

Car Tech May 5, 2018

Waymo To Add 20,000 Jaguar Electric SUVs To Its Self-Driving Ride-Hailing Service

Waymo announced that it has teamed up with Jaguar to add 20,000 electric SUVs to its self-driving, ride-hailing service by 2022. The Jaguar I-Pace electric SUVs were described as 'the world's first premium electric fully self-driving vehicle.'

Car Tech March 28, 2018

Waymo To Test Self-Driving Trucks In Atlanta, Transporting Cargo To Google Data Center

Waymo, the self-driving car unit of Google parent company Alphabet, has announced plans to put self-driving trucks on the streets of Atlanta. The trucks will carry cargo bound for Google's data center.

Car Tech March 10, 2018

How Top Uber Lawyer Tony West And CEO Dara Khosrowshahi Convinced Waymo To Accept $250 Million Settlement

The nasty legal fight between Uber and Waymo over self-driving technology has officially come to a close, with Uber settling for $245 million. How did that happen?

Business Tech February 11, 2018

Uber Pays $245M To Settle Self-Driving Tech Dispute With Waymo, Setting The Tone For Its Future

Uber reached a $245 million settlement with Waymo to end their legal dispute over stolen self-driving technology. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi also released a statement that sets the tone for the company's future.

Car Tech February 9, 2018

Hey Atlanta, Waymo's Self-Driving Car Is Being Tested In The Metro Area

Waymo has announced it's testing its self-driving car in Atlanta. Read everything you need to know about Waymo's self-driving cars in the metro area.

Car Tech January 23, 2018

Anthony Levandowski Accused Of Stealing Trade Secrets From Tesla

Anthony Levandowski who was previously accused of stealing trade secrets from Google for Uber has now been charged again. In a lawsuit filed by his former nanny, he allegedly paid a Tesla employee for trade secrets.

Car Tech January 17, 2018

Ex-Employee Accuses Uber Of Data Scraping, Wiretapping, And Physical Surveillance To Gain Competitive Advantage

The court received new evidence that revealed some of Uber's unlawful activities. Another ongoing investigation plans to use the evidence for the company's lawsuit with Waymo.

Business Tech December 16, 2017

Uber Allegedly Had A Team Dedicated To Stealing Trade Secrets; Waymo Trial Delayed

A former staffer claimed that Uber had a team dedicated to stealing trade secrets, with employees using a messaging system that left no paper trail. U.S. District Judge William Alsup then indefinitely postponed the trial between Uber and Alphabet's Waymo.

Business Tech November 29, 2017

Ex-Google Engineer Forms AI Church With A Robot God And A Gospel Called 'The Manual'

Ex-Google Engineer, Anthony Levandowski, built an AI religion of the future. He will act as the dean of this organisation, which will have an AI church, a Gospel called 'The manual'.

Computers November 21, 2017

Waymo Offered Uber Chance To End Legal Battle: It Just Had To Pay $1 Billion, Issue Public Apology

Waymo has reportedly gave Uber a chance to end the legal dispute between the two companies through the payment of $1 billion and the issuance of a public apology. Uber, however, has rejected the terms of the offer.

Google October 12, 2017

Waymo Wants Uber To Pay $2.6 Billion For Allegedly Stealing One Trade Secret

Alphabet’s Waymo is asking Uber to pay $2.6 billion in damages for a trade secret it claims one former Uber executive stole. The trial date for the high-stakes legal battle is set on Oct. 10.

Business Tech September 21, 2017

Waymo vs Uber: Alphabet Pushes To Postpone Legal Battle Over Self-Driving Car Secrets

After acquiring the 'due diligence' report from Uber, Alphabet is now asking to postpone the trial scheduled in October, saying it needs 'additional time to pursue this mountain of new evidence.'

Business Tech September 18, 2017

Google Parent Alphabet Adds To Uber's Problems With Rumored $1 Billion Investment In Lyft

Google parent Alphabet is reportedly considering to make a $1 billion investment into ride-hailing startup Lyft. This would make it an even bigger thorn on the side of Uber, which is in a legal battle with Alphabet's self-driving unit Waymo.

Business Tech September 15, 2017

Waymo vs. Uber: Anthony Levandowski Reveals Why He Stole The Files, But The Judge Doesn’t Buy It

Waymo’s case against Uber has now taken to a turn favor of the Google-owned company. The judge has ruled that Uber can’t present what Anthony Levandowski claims is the reason why he downloaded Google’s files for self-driving technology.

Business Tech August 19, 2017

Waymo vs Uber Legal Battle Sees 3 Out Of 4 Patent Claims Against Ride-Hailing Company Dropped

Google’s self-driving unit, Waymo, has dropped three of its patent infringement claims against Uber. The move comes as the latest development in Uber and Waymo’s high-stakes dispute over autonomous car technology.

Business Tech July 8, 2017

Google's Parent, Alphabet, Announces Deal With Avis To Manage Self-Driving Cars

Google's parent company, Alphabet, has announced a deal with Avis to manage its line of self-driving cars. Such a partnership will allow Alphabet to expand its hold in the industry.

Car Tech June 27, 2017

Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick Knew Self-Driving Car Chief Stole Google Secrets, Says Waymo

As the Uber-Waymo lawsuit keeps unraveling, a new court filing claims that former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick knew about the information stolen from Google. Kalanick reportedly became aware of the matter last year.

Business Tech June 23, 2017

Uber Ordered To Hand Over Otto Due Diligence Report In Waymo Lawsuit, Judge Rules

Uber now has to provide the due diligence report related to its $680 million acquisition of Otto, which it has so far tried to keep secret. Waymo believes the report can show evidence about Uber’s trade-theft practices.

Business Tech June 7, 2017

Uber Fires Self-Driving Chief Anthony Levandowski After Waymo Lawsuit

Uber and Waymo’s legal battle is heating up even more. The ride-hailing company has now fired top engineer Anthony Levandowski, the one who allegedly stole documents from Waymo.

Business Tech May 31, 2017

Uber Legal Problems Pile Up Because Of Waymo Case And Self-Driving Trucks

The last few months haven't been kind to Uber, with every sort of legal problem hitting the company. That pile just got a little bigger thanks to the Waymo case and Uber's self-driving vehicle program.

Business Tech May 26, 2017

Uber Threatens To Fire Anthony Levandowski As It Keeps Fighting Waymo In Court Over Self-Driving Cars

As the legal battle with Waymo gets heated, Uber's top legal counsel threatened to fire the engineer who started all this, Anthony Levandowski. Should Levandowski fail to comply with the court's investigation, he could soon lose his job.

Business Tech May 19, 2017

Uber Ordered To Return 'Pilfered' Self-Driving Car Files To Waymo

Uber must return stolen files to Waymo by the end of the month, as ordered by Judge William Alsup, who also says that the company knew or must have known about the stolen documents. Here’s everything you need to know.

Business Tech May 15, 2017

Lyft And Waymo Team Up To Bring Self-Driving Cars To The Streets First

More companies are investing in bringing self-driving cars to the public. Lyft and Waymo look to shake up the landscape with a collaborative deal to become the first to get autonomous vehicles on the streets.

Car Tech May 15, 2017

Uber Could Face Criminal Prosecution For Allegedly Stealing Waymo Secrets: No Private Arbitration, Says Judge

Presiding over Waymo's case against Uber, Judge William Alsup denied Uber's motion for private arbitration to avoid trial. Moreover, the judge referred the case to the U.S. Attorney, so Uber could face criminal prosecution.

Business Tech May 12, 2017

Uber's Self-Driving Venture Might Live On As Judge Says Waymo Has No 'Smoking Gun'

The plot embroiling Google’s Waymo and Uber in a trade secret theft case thickens. A judge has now said there’s no 'smoking gun' evidence suggesting that Uber had actually used documents Anthony Levandowski stole from Waymo.

Business Tech May 4, 2017

Uber's Anthony Levandowski Steps Down As Self-Driving Chief As Waymo Lawsuit Intensifies

Uber’s head of self-driving, Anthony Levandowski, is stepping away from LiDAR-related work, according to his email to employees. The move is the latest in Google and Uber’s high-profile legal battle.

Business Tech April 27, 2017

Uber Engineer's Fifth Amendment Argument To Keep Documents From Waymo Legal Bout Denied, Appeals Court Rules

The U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that Anthony Levandowski’s pleading of the Fifth Amendment cannot keep Uber from holding the Waymo documents. Levandowski is a former Waymo employee accused by Waymo for stealing documents.

Business Tech April 26, 2017

Google's Waymo Offers Free Self-Driving Car Rides To The Public In Phoenix And You Can Apply Now

Google's Waymo has started taking applications to offer free rides in its self-driving minivans in Phoenix, Arizona. This marks the first time Waymo opens its services to the public and interested customers can apply for a ride starting today.

Car Tech April 25, 2017

Uber-Waymo Dispute Takes A Turn As Stolen Files Were Found On Employee’s Computer

The Uber-Waymo ongoing legal dispute has gone into overdrive. Uber admits it found the stolen Waymo documents on the computer of the latter's ex-employee.

Car Tech April 7, 2017

Google vs. Uber Plot Twist: Uber Exec Anthony Levandowski Invokes Fifth Amendment Rights Against Self-Incrimination

The case between Google's Waymo and Uber has taken an interesting turn, as Uber executive Anthony Levandowski has invoked his Fifth Amendment rights. Waymo accused Levandowski of stealing confidential documents and asserting the Fifth seems to acknowledge criminal liability.

Business Tech March 31, 2017

Google’s Waymo Unit Reportedly Sought Arbitration Before Suing Uber Over Allegedly Stolen Self-Driving Technology

Google’s driverless technology unit, Waymo, reportedly pursued arbitration against a former engineer for allegedly betraying the company, according to a court filing. This happened months before Google officially sued Uber for trade secret theft.

Business Tech March 30, 2017

Waymo’s Legal Battle With Uber Explained: What’s In Store For Both Car Companies At War?

Google’s legal battle against Uber over allegedly stolen plans and trade secrets gather more steam. Who will truly finish first in the tough race to pioneer widespread driverless technology?

Business Tech March 11, 2017

Waymo Wants To Stop Uber From Using 'Stolen' Self-Driving Car Secrets, Asks Judge For Court Order

Alphabet spinoff Waymo is asking a judge for a preliminary injunction that'll stop Uber from continuing with its self-driving car efforts and preventing the ride-hailing service from using stolen intellectual property.

Business Tech March 11, 2017

Google Sues Uber, Otto For Stealing Waymo's Self-Driving Car Secrets, Design, Highly Confidential Documents

Google filed a lawsuit alleging that Uber and Otto stole the design of its custom LiDAR system, critical in Waymo's self-driving car technology. It also accused the defendants of downloading trade secrets and blueprints, among others.

Google February 23, 2017

GM To Unleash Thousands Of Autonomous Bolts By 2018 To Crush Competition

General Motors is said to be rolling out thousands of automated Chevrolet Bolts early next year. If true, this mass deployment means it has vaulted past its competitors in terms of the level of technology developed.

Car Tech February 19, 2017

Google Waymo Performing Better Than Other Self-Driving Cars, Says California DMV

Google Waymo's self-driving cars show a remarkable improvement, says a report from the California DMV. The company says that the number of its disengagements lessened last year.

Car Tech February 2, 2017

Alphabet's 'Other Bets' Start Making Higher Profits Amid Moon Shot Shutdowns

A number of Alphabet's moon shot projects are already paying off, posting improved performance in the fourth quarter of 2016. There are investors, however, who are not impressed, here's why.

Google January 27, 2017

Google's Waymo Plans To Test First Fleet Of Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans This Month

Waymo announced that it will be unleashing the Chrysler Pacifica minivans by the end of this month in California and Arizona's public roads. They will be outfitted with its latest self-driving technology exclusively produced in-house.

Google January 8, 2017

Uber Moving San Francisco Self-Driving Car Project To Arizona After California Forces Pullout

Uber already packed its self-driving Volvo cars in San Francisco and promptly shipped them to Arizona, where it is getting a rockstar welcome. The ride-sharing service said that the vehicles' redeployment will entail further expansion.

Car Tech December 23, 2016

Honda Cars Could Soon Be Added To The Self-Driving Fleet Of Alphabet's Waymo

Honda has engaged in formal discussions with Alphabet's Waymo for a self-driving car technology partnership. The focus of the partnership would be on research and not yet a plan to launch full production of self-driving Honda vehicles.

Car Tech December 22, 2016

Google Waymo Fully Self-Driving Chrysler Pacifica Minivans Smile For The Camera: First Look

Google parent company Alphabet has offered a first look at the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid self-driving minivans in Waymo's fleet. Waymo is now a stand-alone Alphabet subsidiary and the autonomous vehicles will hit public roads next year.

Car Tech December 19, 2016

General Motors To Start Self-Driving Chevy Bolt EV Production And Testing In Michigan

General Motors has expanded the Chevy Bolt tests in southern Michigan with plans to hit the roads of Detroit next year. The fully autonomous vehicle is also currently undergoing public testing in California and Arizona.

Car Tech December 16, 2016

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