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Uber fires exec over driverless car legal battle with Waymo

Google Aphabet unit claims executive stole trade secrets and patents when he joined Uber last year
Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 05:50

Uber fired Mr Levandowski, a vice-president of technology and the star engineer spearheading the company's self-driving technology, in its efforts to cooperate in its legal wrangle with Waymo.

San Francisco

UBER Technologies Inc has fired self-driving car executive Anthony Levandowski, yielding to mounting pressure in its court fight with rival Waymo to part ways with the engineer after a judge concluded he took thousands of confidential files from the Alphabet Inc unit.

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