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  • The nanny of former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski has filed an excruciatingly detailed lawsuit

    The nanny of former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski has filed an excruciatingly detailed lawsuit

    Former Uber engineer Anthony Levandowski, who has been accused of stealing trade secrets from former employer Waymo, might have thought things couldn’t get much worse. But a new lawsuit filed by Levandowski’s former nanny suggests that the exact opposite is true. In fact, much of the nanny’s lawsuit — filed by a personal injury attorney in Fair Oaks, Calif., and rife… Read More

  • Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica begins testing in San Francisco

    Waymo’s self-driving Chrysler Pacifica begins testing in San Francisco

    Waymo is bringing its self-driving cars back to San Francisco streets for testing. TechCrunch has obtained pictures of the Waymo Chrysler Pacifica autonomous test vehicle on SF city roads, and Waymo confirmed that it is indeed bringing test vehicles back to one of the first spots where it ever tested AVs in the first place. A Waymo spokesperson provided the following statement about its… Read More

  • Volkswagen and Hyundai team up with Aurora on self-driving

    Volkswagen and Hyundai team up with Aurora on self-driving

    Aurora, the startup founded by Google self-driving car program alum Chris Urmson, has signed up two high-profile automaker partners despite its relative youth – both Volkswagen and Hyundai are planning to incorporate Aurora self-driving technology in production cars by 2021. The Volkswagen is also hoping to put autonomous test cars on the road later this year, in a limited initial test… Read More

  • A look back at Uber’s hellish year

    A look back at Uber’s hellish year

    We endured plenty of the drama Uber packed in for every five-hundred twenty-five thousand six hundred minutes of 2017 — and what a year! From protests to a major sexual harassment probe, the ousting of co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick, the crowning of new CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, the promising hints of that long-awaited IPO and an on-going lawsuit with Google over self-driving cars. Read More

  • Uber appoints former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford as chief operating officer

    Uber appoints former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford as chief operating officer

    The long search is over for Uber’s chief operating officer. Former Orbitz CEO Barney Harford has formally accepted the position today. 1/ Thrilled to be joining @Uber as COO. Looking fwd to working w @dkhos again to help @Uber achieve its full potential https://t.co/gdnXJfFrjS — Barney Harford (@barneyh) December 20, 2017 In early March, former CEO Travis Kalanick disclosed he… Read More

  • Waymo teams with Trov on passenger insurance for self-driving service

    Waymo teams with Trov on passenger insurance for self-driving service

    Waymo is working with insurance startup Trov on protections for riders using its forthcoming self-driving ride hailing service. Trvo will provide Waymo’s passengers with insurance for lost and managed property, and for any medical expenses resulting from rides, reports the Wall Street Journal. The coverage will be invisible to riders, however, bundled as part of the overall service with… Read More

  • Uber accused of espionage, bribery and hacking by former employee

    Uber accused of espionage, bribery and hacking by former employee

    The $1.86 billion legal battle between ride-hailing giant Uber and Alphabet’s self-driving unit Waymo reached a pivotal moment today as the judge in the case released a damning letter based on the account of a former Uber employee. The letter alleges that a special division within Uber was responsible for acts of corporate espionage, the theft of trade secrets, the bribery of… Read More

  • Waymo racks up 4 million self-driven miles

    Waymo racks up 4 million self-driven miles

    Waymo continues to press its lead in terms of actual miles driven on roads, which is potentially the most important metric out there when it comes to building successful autonomous driving technology. The Alphabet-owned company that began life as Google’s self-driving car project around a decade ago now has 4 million miles driven autonomously on roads. Read More

  • Crunch Report | Look, ma! No hands

    Today’s Stories  Apple Pay Cash launches in beta today, letting you send and receive cash in Messages Waymo now testing its self-driving cars on public roads with no one at the wheel Waymo’s first product will be its own on-demand ride hailing service These are Uber’s new ‘cultural norms’ Credits Written by: MRD
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    Filmed by: Joe Zolnoski
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