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Let the self-driving lawsuit wars begin!

Recode’s reporting that Google’s former self-driving car unit Waymo is suiing self-driving trucking company Otto for allegedly stealing the company’s proprietary laser-based radar system.

According to Waymo, before Levandowski left what was then a part of Google’s moonshot labs, he downloaded 14,000 “highly confidential” files to an external hard drive, including the design for the company’s lidar circuit board.
– via Recode

“The Replicated Board reflects Waymo’s highly confidential proprietary LiDAR technology and Waymo trade secrets,” the complaint reads. “Moreover, the Replicated Board is specifically designed to be used in conjunction with many other Waymo trade secrets and in the context of overall LiDAR systems covered by Waymo patents.”
– via Recode

Written by turbotodd

February 24, 2017 at 9:26 am

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