The race for the autonomous car is coming back so hard that the marks are “whoring” to the beast. Uber and Google are two of the signatures (not dedicated to the car directly) who has more money and media have invested in the design and development of its autonomous cars. However, the war for having the best engineers and professionals, we could pass bill, since the knowledge they hold is very high and there could be situations of industrial espionage.
As we all know, Google decided to separate the design of its autonomous cars of your internet business. this created Waymo and endowed it with autonomy and professional in order for the project to progress at a good pace. However the problem that is now going through the company specializing in internet, lies in the departure of one of its engineers for its new flagship Waymo.
As we know, by complaint that Google filed with the federal prosecutor in San Francisco, the company has experienced the theft of a number of documents. Apparently these documents contain sensitive information about the design of their autonomous cars, and now it also accuses Uber of being behind this far-fetched story.
apparently, Anthony Levandowski, a former employee of Google could have brought this documentation to your new job. However the story is complicated because this lord would have planned a stroke of genius. Apparently would have copied 14,000 files and I would have used to create Otto, his own company to create autonomous cars. There might seem normal, but the thing gets to know that Uber has done with this company for a total amount of 680 million dollars.
As it is logical to think, the question of whether the giant in the transportation of persons has the documentation is more than plausible. And all when after having purchased Otto Uber has started to to test their own autonomous cars. In addition, Google argues that other employees have also taken documentation before moving on to work for Otto (Uber), so the investment of $ 500 million that made them the saved in Uber.
The complaint that has been submitted to Google is based (according to them) in definitive tests. One of them is that Uber uses in its autonomous cars your Lidar system and therefore it could be shown that they have been made to misuse of their technology. Will have to see if the claim prospers, and Google gets a compensation for the theft of their technology. Eye, because this story can be very juicy.
Source – Google