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Uber denies Google Waymo's alleged patent infringement claims, terms lawsuit as 'baseless'

Uber calls Waymo's lawsuit 'baseless' - Roadshow Google-bred company accuses Uber of self-driving car theft
Tracy Craig | 27 February, 2017, 01:05

In a blog post, Waymo said ex-employee Anthony Levandowski downloaded nearly 10 gigabytes of crucial information about its LiDAR system before wiping his computer and leaving for Uber.

Waymo, a part of Alphabet, owner of Google, submitted a lawsuit Thursday against Uber, alleging that the company stole a few of its autonomous-car secrets. This lawsuit didn't exactly come at a good time. Waymo and Uber are two of the early leaders, while long-established vehicle companies such as Ford, Toyota and General Motors are scrambling to catch up.

A statement released on Friday by an Uber spokeswoman said that the company is proud of all the progress their team has made.

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It did so by acquiring a startup called Otto that was co-founded by a former Waymo staffer named Anthony Levandowski. Waymo is Google's child company while Otto is a startup business that Uber bought a year ago. Uber purchased Otto for $680 million in 2016 leaving Levandowski to overee their effort in developing cars driven by robots. Google's venture capital arm, Google Ventures, has poured in over $200 million into Uber over the years. The suit claimed that Uber had stolen trade secrets related to Waymo's self-driving auto technology. In a detailed post by Waymo, the company revealed several things that expledain how Google-owned technologies have reached the premises of Otto and Uber. Previous systems have been prohibitively expensive and Waymo sought to design one over 90 percent cheaper, making its Lidar technology among the company's "most valuable assets", Waymo said.

The technology in question is LiDAR, a laser-based radar system that helps the self-driving cars "see" what is around them. Uber was able to tap into Otto's process of getting it done in nine months, according to the suit.

"To gain access to Waymo's design server, Levandowski searched for and installed specialised software onto his company-issued laptop".

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