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 ,…


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…


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…