Uber must turn over to Waymo information about its acquisition of Otto, court rules

April 26, 2017

Anthony Levandowski, the engineer at the centre of the broadly cited his Fifth Amendment freedoms against self-incrimination in the case provided for, refusing to answer questions about whether or not he downloaded confidential enters from Google before discontinuing his errand at the company to join Ubers self-driving automobile crew. Nonetheless, an appeals court has revoked his request to extend his Fifth Amendment freedoms so broadly that Uber could redact reports…

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Uber targets 2020 for on-demand VTOL demo flights in Dallas and Dubai

April 26, 2017

Uber is making its vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) plans more concrete, via new partnerships announced today during its Elevate conference focused on the VTOL industry. The partnerships are with established aeronautics and emerging VTOL players, including Aurora Flight Sciences,Embraer, Bell Helicopter,PistrelAircraft, Mooney andChargePoint,and will focus on two markets initially, including Dallas in the U.S. and Dubai abroad. The partners will provide various elements of the technology requirements for Uber…

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Uber’s secret Hell program violated drivers’ privacy, class-action suit claims

April 25, 2017

Uber supposedly expended program to way and marks Lyft motorists, building up profiles of individuals and figuring out who was driving for Uber and Lyft Uber faced yet another challenge on Monday when a former Lyft motorist entered a class-action lawsuit alleging that trade secrets planned created by the ride-hailing monstrou to spy on its challengers motorists contravened federal and nation privacy laws. The program, known internally as Hell, was…

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Waymo accuses Uber of hiding a secret LiDAR device

April 23, 2017

In preparation for a preliminary injunction hearing next month, Waymo today filed new claims in its lawsuit against Uber, alleging that its competitor withheld information about technology Uber is using in its development of self-driving cars. Waymo is in the midst of a code-named Fuji, isnt ready and therefore isnt being used in its self-driving cars, which rely instead on commercial systems furnished by Velodyne. Waymo now says that Uber…

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Lyft head of engineering pens a letter to teammates asking for open communication

April 21, 2017

Lyftshead of engineering Jill Wetzler has penned a heartfelt letter to her fellow teammates asking them to chat openly with her about any issues they may be facing in the workplace. The letter, sent on anonymous workplace app Blind and obtained by TechCrunch, pleads with employees to reach out to her. Heres what she wrote: anonymity you want, as long as its not something Im required to escalate (harassment, discrimination,…

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