Published:  12:00 AM, 25 February 2017

Google's self driving firm sues Uber

Google's self driving firm sues Uber

Uber is being sued for stealing trade secrets and technology from Google, reports BBC. Waymo, set up by Google owner Alphabet, is taking legal action against Otto, Uber's self-driving vehicle unit that it bought last year for $700m. The lawsuit argues that former Waymo manager Anthony Levandowski took information when he left to co-found a venture that became Otto.

Uber said it took the allegations seriously and would review the matter carefully. The lawsuit alleges that Mr Levandowski "downloading 14,000 highly confidential and proprietary design files" during his time as a Google employee. "We believe these actions were part of a concerted plan to steal Waymo's trade secrets and intellectual property," Waymo said.

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