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Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Engineer Left Trail of Deleted Files En Route to Uber

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Uber Technologies Inc. hired an engineer to lead its driverless car program last year even after its own research revealed red flags about how much proprietary information he took from his former employer, Waymo.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
October 5, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous, TCA

Waymo’s Matrix-Like World for Training Self-Driving Cars

Photo by Daimler, Photo Illustration by TT News

Much like student drivers, Waymo’s self-driving minivans regularly stumble upon situations they’ve never seen before.

David R. Baker | San Francisco Chronicle
September 11, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Google, Waymo Officially Separated by Creation of XXVI Holdings Inc.

A Google autonomous car Google Inc. via Bloomberg News

Alphabet Inc. is forming a new holding company, XXVI Holdings Inc., designed to finalize its evolution from Google into a corporate parent with distinct arms in far-flung fields like health care and self-driving cars.

September 1, 2017
Business, Technology, Equipment, Autonomous

Waymo Drops Most Patent Claims in Autonomous Tech Fight With Uber

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Waymo dropped three of four patent-infringement claims in its lawsuit against Uber Technologies Inc. over the startup’s autonomous vehicle program.

July 7, 2017
Business, Technology, Autonomous

Uber Threatens to Fire Anthony Levandowski

Anthony Levandowski by John Sommers II for Transport Topics

Uber Technologies Inc. threatened to fire the man at the center of its legal battle with Alphabet Inc., telling its top driverless technology engineer, Anthony Levandowski, to either deny taking files from his former employer or turn them over.

Joel Rosenblatt | Bloomberg News
May 19, 2017

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