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Travis Kalanick allegedly knew about ex-Waymo engineer’s Google info

June 22nd, 2017

Travis Kalanick has had a rough couple of weeks. After an independent review and list of recommendations regarding Uber’s business and inner workings was adopted by the company’s board, the embattled CEO agreed to take a leave of absence. Then, after a stern request from shareholders, Kalanick decided to resign entirely. Now, the heated legal …

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Uber just fired Anthony Levandowski, the employee accused of stealing Google’s self-driving tech

May 30th, 2017

Earlier this year, Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving car subsidiary, launched a surprise and somewhat sensational lawsuit against Uber. According to the suit, a former Waymo engineer named Anthony Levandowski allegedly misappropriated hundreds of gigabytes of proprietary technical information about Waymo’s self-driving efforts and handed it over to Uber. While Uber initially claimed that the allegations were …

Here’s how self-driving cars battle blinding bird poop

May 18th, 2017

We see new advancements in self-driving car technology pop up on a regular basis, but despite the progress and billions invested, many things stand in the way of a future where cars drive themselves. There’s the issue of safety, along with the questionable nature of trusting a virtual chauffeur to navigate roads filled with human drivers, and …

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Lyft and Google’s Waymo team up to fight Uber, and it just might work

May 15th, 2017

Even as Uber continues to trip over its own feet in just about every way possible, the company is one of the frontrunners in the race to mainstream self-driving vehicle technology. As Google-owned Waymo’s lawsuit has made abundantly clear, there’s plenty of questions to be answered regarding how Uber’s autonomous car program reached its current state, …