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Uber denies stealing technology self-propelled car of Alphabet

Uber denies stealing technology self-propelled car of Alphabet

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Uber denies that the technology for self-propelled cars from Google-sister Waymo has stolen. Parent company Alphabet complained Uber Thursday.

According to Alphabet has current Uber-employee Anthony Levandowski for his departure from Google-sister Waymo of 14,000 files of a highly confidential server included. Waymo is the company that around the self-propelled car-technology Google is formed.

“We have the claims of Waymo reviewed and determined that it is an unfounded attempt to be a competitor to slow down, and we look forward to our in the court vigorously defend it,” says Uber Business Insider. Uber says in the meantime to continue to work on his self-propelled cars.

Vital system

Levandowski has been working since 2004 on self-propelled cars and got Google so far are startup to take over. He stood at the cradle of the self-propelled car project, which later grew into Waymo. After his departure, when Google started Levandowski re a startup for self-propelled cars, that Uber is acquired. According to Alphabet has Levandowski for his departure information around the development of a so-called LiDAR system included.

That technology is by self-propelled cars used to the environment, and is crucial. According to Alphabet has Uber with the information that Levandowski would have taken his silent self-propelled car project revived. Alphabet says for at least $ 500 million in damages they have suffered.

When it became known that Waymo a complaint against Uber was filed, said the company, the indictment seriously and carefully doing research.

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