Judge denies Ubers request for stay in Waymo suit

June 8, 2017

The judge in the lawsuit between Uber and Waymo, the self-driving car subsidiary of Googles parent company Alphabet,denied Ubers request for a stay pending its appeal for arbitration. That means the case is still on track to go to trial in early October, as previously planned. In court today, District Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California re-affirmed the court date, put a limit on new discovery requests…


Crunch Report | The World Is Melting

June 4, 2017

Alphabets Waymo is also exploring self-driving trucking Venture investors blast US decision to withdraw from Paris Climate Accord Credits Written by: Tito Hamze, John MannesHosted by: Tito hamzeFilmed by:Joe ZolnoskiEdited by: Chris Gates Notes: I dont know what to wear on Crunch Report (Its a hard decision and I suck at dressing myself). If you are a startup andwant to me to wear something mail me an XL T-shirt and…


Waymo is now working to add trucks to its self-driving fleet

June 4, 2017

Waymo's bringing it's autonomous platform to trucking.Image: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock Waymo is taking its self-driving tech to an entirely new class of vehicles. The autonomous car company, which famously spun off as an independent entity after years of development as the Google X self-driving car project, was recently spotted running tests on something other than its instantly recognizable fleet of Waymo-branded Chrysler Pacifica minivans: a truck. A photo recently obtained by…


Uber fires Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski due to Waymo dispute

May 31, 2017

Uber has aborted the employment of Anthony Levandowski, the co-founder of self-driving trucking companionship Otto and Ubers onetime self-driving campaign engineering lead-in. The his lack of compliance with his employment requirementsat the company. Uber showed via a spokesperson that Levandowski was terminated following months of the company attempting to have him comply with and assist its own internal investigation into the matter, and had defined a clear deadline for him…


Judge orders Uber to hand over to Waymo unredacted term sheet with Otto

May 26, 2017

Magistrate Judge Jacqueline Scott Corley told Thursdaythat Uber needs to hand over to Waymo, by the end of the day, the full, unredacted term sheet between Uber and Otto. Corley ultimately ended “there werent” basis for Uber to redact the information because there was no privileged information shared with Otto prior to the acquisition. I dont ascertain any basis whatsoever for those working redactions to be made and for that…


Uber and Google do battle over self driving car tech

May 21, 2017

Image: Christopher mineses/ mashable Even the most difficult, most powerful companionships in “the worlds” are at the relief of a grade-school conception: give and demand. That’s how a person like Anthony Levandowski can get paid $120 million by Google, leave to start his own fellowship, watch that fellowship get acquired by Uber just months later, and then find himself are prohibited from working on self-driving vehicle engineering by a U.S….


Uber threatened to fire engineer at center of Waymo trade secret lawsuit

May 20, 2017

Uber has issued a sternly worded letter toAnthony Levandowski, the engineer at the center of a lawsuit alleging stealing of trade secret from Google parent Alphabets self-driving engineering force Waymo. The gist? Comply with the courts ordersor risk being terminated. Levandowski isthe former technologylead forGoogles autonomous vehicle force and co-founder of self-driving truck startup Otto, which filed in February and accuses Uber of embezzling itstrade secrets and impinging on patents…


Lyft taps Delta as a new rewards program for riders

May 18, 2017

Image: ap/rex/shutterstock Lyft is teaming up with Delta Air Lines to offer you more reason to hail a ride. SEE ALSO: Check the numbers, it’s true: People really like Lyft over Uber, even before #DeleteUber Starting Wednesday, Lyft users can earn SkyMiles (Delta’s airline miles program) for every ride they take. For a limited time, users can earn extra miles when they travel to and from an airport no matter…


Judge blocks top Uber engineer from working on self-driving tech due to lawsuit

May 16, 2017

Another big roadblock for Uber's self-driving projectsImage: Eric Risberg/AP/REX/Shutterstock Uber’s self-driving program will live to drive another day. A federal judge on Monday said that Uber will be allowed to go forward with its self-driving car program even as it faces another obstacle in its ongoing lawsuit with Google over self-driving technology. SEE ALSO: Lyft teams with Google’s Waymo for self-driving cars It’s not all good news for Uber. A…


Lyft teams with Google’s Waymo for self-driving cars

May 15, 2017

Image: Kelly Sullivan/ Getty Images for Lyft The ride-hailing app struggles time took another striking curve with the bulletin that Google’s Waymo self-driving auto squad will be teaming up with Lyft, Uber’s principal rival. This could change everything. SEE ALSO: Google exits after Uber in court over self-driving auto mysteries In a spate that was confirmed by both Waymo and Lyft in a report from The New York Times ,…