Uber Denies Stealing Google's Self Driving Car Technology

Uber Denies Stealing Google's Self Driving Car Technology

Waymo, Alphabet's self-driving company, claimed on Monday that Uber violated a court's order to produce any and all documents in its possession that so much as mentioned information from the 14,000 confidential files allegedly downloaded by autonomous-car engineer Anthony Levandowski before he left Alphabet.

The court war is among two technology giant companies, Waymo and Uber relating to the self-driven auto technology.

In a letter filed publicly to Judge William Aslup, Waymo's attorney says that Uber's search for the documents was "willfully" limited and insufficient, and did not include an investigation of the personal devices of Levandowski, now a VP of engineering.

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Still, according to Bloomberg, Burger King President Jose Cil called it "a cool way, and a bold way, to surprise our guests ". By leaning into the camera and saying "OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?" at the end of the commercial.

Laser-based lidar has emerged as a key technology in the anticipated self-driving vehicle revolution, and in February Waymo had filed a lawsuit accusing Uber and Otto of stealing the ideas behind its "mission-critical" photonic sensors.

Levandowski, the central witness in the case, has sought his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination and will not testify, over concerns about the possibility of a criminal case being filed. This is because, in a recent court hearing, he invoked the Fifth Amndment, which allows USA citizens to refuse to disclose any information which could put them at risk of self-incrimination.

Despite its firm claims of innocence, Uber isn't in the clear just yet, with the case's presiding judge having mounted pressure on the firm. Firstly, it says, it has been unable to locate any of the 14,000 files on its servers.

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"Uber does not like what the public is learning through this litigation about Uber's illegal and unfair competition", the latest filing said.

Waymo offered a different take on Tyto's origins in a court filing this week: It said Levandowski secretly formed Tyto in 2014 while he was working for Waymo.

Waymo says its suspicions were bolstered when it learned Otto told the Nevada motor vehicles department in September that its self-driving trucks relied on a custom lidar system. Uber could argue that as the case is centered on the actions taken by former employees, they should be the ones to get the heat for it. In a court appearance earlier this week, Uber's lawyer Angela Padilla denied the allegations stating that, if Waymo truly believed they stole the technology, they would have not waited five months to press charges. Uber said it's Fuji lidar design has four lenses - two for transmitting light and two for receiving, while Waymo's lidar has a single shared lens that both sends and receives light. Uber acquired Otto last August.

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The document that triggers the OLE2Link vulnerability is an RTF document that masquerades as a Microsoft Word DOC file . They further added, "In the background, the malware has already been furtively installed on the system of the victim".

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