Alphabet’s self-driving vehicles venture Waymo has asked a judge to prevent Uber’s working on a self-driving car which it is convinced is working with thieved technology.
The action for the initial injunction originates a couple weeks following Waymo sued Uber, alleging that the head of its self-driving department, Anthony Levandowski took important technology just after departing Waymo parent establishment Alphabet.
Levandowski became a member of Uber after the ride-hailing organization gained his startup, Otto a year ago. Waymo was first formerly called Google’s self-driving project.
Waymo Asks Court to Block Uber’s Self-Driving Car Project
The autonomous car unit of Google’s parent company has also accused a former company executive of systematically stealing proprietary documents.
Google’s Waymo Just Dropped an Explosive Lawsuit on Uber for Stealing Self-Driving Tech
Until today, the race to build a self-driving car seemed to hinge on who had the best technology. Now it’s become a case of full-blown corporate intrigue.
Alphabet’s Waymo asks court to BAN Uber from using self driving cars
Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving spinoff from Google, has asked a judge to block Uber from operating its self driving vehicles in the latest round of a row over sensor technology.