Uber and Waymo reach settlement over allegedly stolen self-driving tech

Tech 9-2-2018 The Next Web 71

The arduous legal battle between Uber and Waymo, Alphabet’s self-driving car unit, has finally concluded, with both parties reaching a settlement. Alphabet sued Uber after it acquired Otto in 2016. Otto was founded by Anthony Levandowski, a former lead in Alphabet’s self-driving car efforts. Alphabet argues that before leaving Waymo, Levandowski stole nearly 10GB of proprietary technical data and trade secrets. This includes blueprints, design files, and technical documentation. In a statement from Dara Khosrowshahi, Uber’s CEO, the company denied “any trade secrets made their way from Waymo to Uber.” However, short of an admission of guilt, he accepted that…

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