July 21, 2017

Uber: We did not steal Google’s self-driving tech



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Uber’s fleet is being tested in various locations across the US Uber has said claims it used self-driving technology stolen from Google were “demonstrably false”.

Waymo – a company spun out of Google – filed a lawsuit in February claiming former employee Andrew Levandowski had stolen 14,000 documents relating to LiDAR, a core technology used to guide autonomous vehicles.

Mr Levandowski went on to co-found Otto, a self-driving truck company acquired by Uber for $660m last year.

Waymo requested a judge grant an injunction on the use of the disputed technology, which could take Uber’s self-driving fleet – currently being tested in a few locations in the US – off the roads.

At a hearing earlier this week, Uber sought to convince a judge that an injunction would be unfair.

"Waymo’s injunction motion is a misfire,” said Angela Padilla, a lawyer for Uber, said in a statement on Friday."There is no evidence that any of the 14,000 files in question ever touched Uber’s servers, and Waymo’s assertion that our multi-lens LiDAR is the same as their single-lens LiDAR is clearly false.”Part of Uber’s defence is also an admission that it lags behind its competitors in the autonomous race. It said while it has been […]

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