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Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit sues Uber over stolen sensor secrets

Cold Ice

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Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit sues Uber over stolen sensor secrets
  • Waymo accused Uber and Otto, acquired by the ride services company in August, with stealing confidential information on Waymo's Lidar sensor
  • Seeking unspecified amount of damages and preventing Uber from using tech

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit has sued Uber and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto in federal court over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology.
Waymo accused Uber and Otto, acquired by the ride services company in August, with stealing confidential information on Waymo's Lidar sensor technology to help speed its own efforts in autonomous technology.

Waymo is seeking an unspecified amount of damages and a court order preventing Uber from using its proprietary information.
Uber acquired the company in August for what Waymo said in the lawsuit was $680 million.

Self-driving Uber vehicles have been making 'dangerous and illegal' turns across bicycle lanes.

A new report suggests that self-driving Uber vehicles have been making 'dangerous and illegal' turns across bicycle lanes.
Uber has said that it has 'engineers continuing to work on the problem' but it remains to be seen whether the cars are safe to be on the roads.
The report comes from Brian Wiedenmeier, executive chairman of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, who took a ride in one of Uber's test vehicles shortly before its launch last week.

In a blog describing his experience, Mr Wiedenmeier said that on two occasions the car 'took an unsafe right-hook-style turn through a bike lane.'

He added that such a turn, which he described as 'dangerous and illegal,' is known to be 'one of the primary causes of collisions between cars and people who bike resulting in serious injury or fatality.'

Following his experience, Mr Wiedenmeier told staff from Uber's policy and engineering teams about the safety hazards of their autonomous vehicle technology.

He writes: 'They told me they would work on it. Then, two days later, they unleashed that technology on San Francisco's streets. Your streets … Launching autonomous vehicle technology before it's regulated and safe for our streets is unacceptable.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4254810/Alphabet-s-Waymo-self-driving-car-unit-sues-Uber.html

http://www.recode.net/2017/2/23/14717432/waymo-otto-uber-anthony-levandowski-lawsuit
 

tohunt4me

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Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit sues Uber over stolen sensor secrets
  • Waymo accused Uber and Otto, acquired by the ride services company in August, with stealing confidential information on Waymo's Lidar sensor
  • Seeking unspecified amount of damages and preventing Uber from using tech

Alphabet's Waymo self-driving car unit has sued Uber and its autonomous trucking subsidiary Otto in federal court over allegations of theft of its confidential and proprietary sensor technology.

Waymo accused Uber and Otto, acquired by the ride services company in August, with stealing confidential information on Waymo's Lidar sensor technology to help speed its own efforts in autonomous technology.

Waymo is seeking an unspecified amount of damages and a court order preventing Uber from using its proprietary information.

Uber acquired the company in August for what Waymo said in the lawsuit was $680 million.

Self-driving Uber vehicles have been making 'dangerous and illegal' turns across bicycle lanes.


A new report suggests that self-driving Uber vehicles have been making 'dangerous and illegal' turns across bicycle lanes.
Uber has said that it has 'engineers continuing to work on the problem' but it remains to be seen whether the cars are safe to be on the roads.
The report comes from Brian Wiedenmeier, executive chairman of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, who took a ride in one of Uber's test vehicles shortly before its launch last week.

In a blog describing his experience, Mr Wiedenmeier said that on two occasions the car 'took an unsafe right-hook-style turn through a bike lane.'

He added that such a turn, which he described as 'dangerous and illegal,' is known to be 'one of the primary causes of collisions between cars and people who bike resulting in serious injury or fatality.'

Following his experience, Mr Wiedenmeier told staff from Uber's policy and engineering teams about the safety hazards of their autonomous vehicle technology.

He writes: 'They told me they would work on it. Then, two days later, they unleashed that technology on San Francisco's streets. Your streets … Launching autonomous vehicle technology before it's regulated and safe for our streets is unacceptable.'
 

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Cold Ice

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For Uber no problem i think Uber can handle being sued by lots of companies, passengers and drivers....

I think may be Uber has lot of Cash Flow because Uber Drivers earn close (nearly) to slavery money most of the pie is taken by Uber !!!!!!
 

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Uber is unethical through and through.

From now sexual harassment in the workplace, to breaking every law in livery and the carriage trade.

This week rippling off drivers on their pittance of a return.

A endless stream of fraud, unscrupulous and out right scummy behavior.

Women are 50% of our customer base. Uber was quick on that....although if it's all true we may see a major shift in either new applications or Lyft getting the Lions share of the marketplace.

Couldn't happen to a better company

Uber is evil
 
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