ber knew as early as March 2016 that the former head of its self-driving program had downloaded information before leaving Google’s autonomous vehicle unit, according to a court filing made public Wednesday.
However, the ride-hail giant — which is facing a bitter trade secrets lawsuit over allegations its ex-employee’s actions — told the engineer not to bring Google information to Uber.
Google’s autonomous vehicle unit was spun off into a new company called Waymo, under its parent company Alphabet, in December.
Waymo sued Uber in February, alleging that its former employee Anthony Levandowski stole self-driving car trade secrets and brought them to Uber. Court documents now show Levandowski told Uber employees – including former chief executive Travis Kalanick, who resigned earlier this week – that he had five discs containing Google information. But Kalanick told him that Uber didn’t want the Google information, and advised against bringing the discs to Uber […]