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Uber traded a tech audit to lower its Waymo settlement

Uber traded a tech audit to lower its Waymo settlement

Uber has conceded to allowing an independent audit on its autonomous car technology, it's reported, as part of its lawsuit settlement with Waymo. The two companies reached an agreement to end the lawsuit today, having spent already several days in court. Uber will avoid a jury verdict as a result, but there were apparently fierce wranglings over just what the ride-sharing firm was willing to allow.

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Uber v. Waymo driverless car case ends in settlement

Uber v. Waymo driverless car case ends in settlement

Uber v. Waymo has been settled, with Uber ending its autonomous car rival's lawsuit by coughing up an equity stake as mea culpa. The case had already begun to be heard in court this week, with Alphabet-owned Waymo alleging that Uber had misappropriated driverless car tech secrets when it brought a former Google engineer onboard to lead its autonomous vehicle team.

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Waymo v. Uber trial opens and the sparks are already flying

Waymo v. Uber trial opens and the sparks are already flying

"Uber is cheating" is the simple reason Waymo has spent the past twelve months suing its autonomous car rival, Waymo lawyer Charles Verhoevan told the court as the much-anticipated case ends day one in California. Alphabet-owned Waymo, the self-driving car company spun out of Google's X moonshot division, filed suit against ride-sharing firm Uber in February 2017. Today, its legal team had its first moment in the courtroom.

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Waymo talks accelerated testing ahead of autonomous ride-hailing launch

Waymo talks accelerated testing ahead of autonomous ride-hailing launch

Waymo plans to launch its autonomous ride-hailing service this year. Waymo and Chrysler announced that thousands of Pacifica autonomous vans would be used for the autonomous service. Waymo is talking up its accelerated pace of testing ahead of the official launch of the service.

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FCA and Waymo expand partnership with “thousands” of Pacifica hybrid vans

FCA and Waymo expand partnership with “thousands” of Pacifica hybrid vans

Self-driving car company Waymo and automaker Fiat Chrysler automobiles have announced that they are expanding their partnership. The new deal will see FCA providing Waymo with thousands of Pacifica hybrid minivans. These new vans will be used as Alphabet begins to roll out its public ride-haling service later this year.

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Waymo driverless cars sneak into San Francisco

Waymo driverless cars sneak into San Francisco

Waymo has brought its latest self-driving minivans to San Francisco, expanding its test fleet of fully driverless cars from Arizona. The Alphabet owned company, formerly a Google division, has been operating a closed beta of its ride-sharing service in Phoenix, AZ, since early 2017, having adopted Chrysler Pacifica minivans as its vehicle of choice.

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Waymo just cut an insurance deal for its autonomous taxi riders

Waymo just cut an insurance deal for its autonomous taxi riders

Car insurance is a headache at the best of times, but things get even more confusing when, like Waymo, you're trying to figure out liability for a self-driving vehicle. The Alphabet-owned company has filled in at least one of the blanks ahead of starting its own commercial ride-hailing service, with news that it has found an insurance firm that will cover members of the public when they're using the autonomous cars.

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Uber engaged in spying, hacking, and bribery, says ex-employee

Uber engaged in spying, hacking, and bribery, says ex-employee

By now it shouldn't be a surprise to anyone that Uber relies on numerous shady practices, but as part of the ongoing lawsuit between the ride-hailing company and self-driving start-up Waymo over stolen technology, new evidence has been released that shows the lengths Uber has gone to in order to succeed. A 37-page letter written by a former employee has been published, and it includes claims that the company regularly conducted corporate espionage, illicit hacking, unlawful surveillance, and even bribery.

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Uber-Waymo trial delayed again as more evidence comes to light

Uber-Waymo trial delayed again as more evidence comes to light

It would appear that the trial between Waymo and Uber is once again being delayed. While it was originally scheduled to begin in October, Waymo was granted a delay as more evidence had come to light. In this case, history is repeating itself as Waymo has been granted another delay, and withheld evidence on the part of Uber is again to blame.

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Waymo autonomous vehicle fleet surpasses 4 million miles driven

Waymo autonomous vehicle fleet surpasses 4 million miles driven

Waymo is one of the biggest companies in the autonomous vehicle realm and has a large fleet of self-driving vehicles. Waymo has announced that its autonomous fleet of vehicles has now surpassed 4 million miles driven. It's had to wrap your brain around numbers that large, Waymo says that it could have taken the average American driver 300 years to drive that many miles.

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Waymo driverless taxis in pipeline as safety driver ditched

Waymo driverless taxis in pipeline as safety driver ditched

Waymo is beginning completely driver-free testing of its autonomous cars, removing the safety human ahead of a new Waymo driverless service launching. The company announced the move today, after more than eight years of trials on public roads. Until now, those trials have always seen a backup driver ready to take over at the wheel, should something go awry.

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Waymo teams with AutoNation for self-driving car repair and maintenance

Waymo teams with AutoNation for self-driving car repair and maintenance

Waymo has partnered up with AutoNation, an automative retailer, to provide repairs and maintenance for the company's fleet of self-driving cars. We've heard rumbles about such a deal before, but now it is official. The deal will involve AutoNation USA stores, franchised stores, and other locations providing both long-term maintenance for Waymo's fleet and any repairs they need as troubles arise.

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