Anthony Levandowski

Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous

Anthony Levandowski Sentenced to 18 Months in Prison

Anthony Levandowski leaves courtroom In a file photo, Anthony Levandowski (left) and attorney Miles Ehrlich exit federal court in San Jose, Calif., Aug. 27, 2019. (David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News)

Autonomous driving engineer Anthony Levandowski was ordered to spend 18 months in prison for stealing trade secrets from Google as he defected to Uber Technologies Inc., in one of the highest-profile criminal cases to hit Silicon Valley.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
August 4, 2020
Government, Business, Technology

Anthony Levandowski Pleads Guilty to Stealing Trade Secrets From Google

Anthony Levandowski Levandowski at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Autonomous technology developer Anthony Levandowski has pleaded guilty to federal theft of trade secrets charges, according to documents filed in federal court March 19.

Eric Miller | Senior Reporter
March 20, 2020
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Pioneer Anthony Levandowski Goes Bankrupt After $179 Million Ruling

Levandowski Levandowski via David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Anthony Levandowski, one of Silicon Valley’s most highly prized engineers, filed for bankruptcy after Google won a $179 million award against him over his defection to Uber Technologies Inc.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
March 5, 2020
Government, Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Uber CEO: It ‘Sure Looked Like’ Levandowski Took Google’s Files

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi by David Paul Morris/Bloomberg News

Uber Technologies Inc. Chief Executive Officer Dara Khosrowshahi said Aug. 29 that “it sure looked like” former executive Anthony Levandowski took information on self-driving cars from his former employer, Google.

August 29, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Safety, Autonomous, Breaking News

Grand Jury Indicts Anthony Levandowski for Trade Secret Thefts

Anthony Levandowski was charged with trade secret theft. Levandowski at an industry show. (John Sommers II for Transport Topics)

Autonomous technology pioneer Anthony Levandowski was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that he stole trade secrets from Google that he later used on other projects, including the Otto self-driving truck.

Roger Gilroy | Senior Reporter
August 27, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Self-Driving Truck Startup Pronto Pursues Gradual Path to Automation

Anthony Levandowski, co-founder of Pronto CEO Anthony Levandowski courtesy of Pronto

Pronto, the new self-driving truck startup launched by Anthony Levandowski, is pursuing a more incremental path toward autonomous driving than many of its competitors in the increasingly crowded race to bring automation to trucking.

Seth Clevenger | Managing Editor, Features
February 19, 2019
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Denies It Knew About Copied Data in Waymo Secrets Suit

Anthony Levandowski Levandowski by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Uber Technologies Inc. said it didn’t know about the alleged theft of proprietary information from Alphabet Inc.’s autonomous driving unit by an executive until Waymo filed a lawsuit in February.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
July 3, 2017

Who's Liable in an Autonomous Truck Accident?

Panelists discuss liability in an accident during the "Autonomous Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" panel at ATA's Management Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas Oct. 4, 2016.

October 18, 2016

Otto's Anthony Levandowski on Autonomous Benefits

Many years from now, "None of the new trucks will have a cab on them -- it just doesn't make sense," Otto co-founder Anthony Levandowski says in this excerpt from "Autonomous Trucking: How Soon? How Disruptive?" panel at #MCEVegas.

October 18, 2016