Uber dismisses being accused of theft head self-propelled cars
Uber has Anthony Levandowski dismissed. The former head of the Uber-department for self-propelled cars is accused of stealing trade secrets from a Google sister company.
The immediate dismissal of Levandowski is the direct result of his involvement in the lawsuit between Uber and Google-its sister company, Waymo, reports The New York Times. Levandowski refuses to testify in the case.
Levandowski took a month ago, a step back, after he was the subject of the court case between Uber and Waymo had become. The case revolves around the so-called Lidar technology, which Uber is used, but by Waymo developed.
Before Levandowski in 2016 when Uber started to work, he worked for Waymo, a developer of self-propelled cars that originated from Google. There he would more than 14,000 confidential technical documents have been stolen, which is the basis for the self-propelled car that Uber is developing.
Uber denies in the lawsuit that there has been theft is. Waymo says on the basis of an old colleague of Levandowski, however, that, during his employment at Waymo was already planning to use the technology to steal.
Waymo want the full development of Uber’s self-propelled car with the trial shut-down. A few days ago it was announced that Sherif Marakby, who until april headed the department of self-propelled cars of Uber, returning to his previous employer, Ford. Uber saw the past few months, numerous high-ranking employees to leave after several scandals.
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