At the start of a trade secret theft trial in the US, Uber Technologies said Waymo, the autonomous car development subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, had filed a bogus lawsuit filled with trumped-up claims just to thwart the ride-hailing company’s own self-driving car initiative. Photo: AP

Uber, Waymo square off in tech theft trial that echoes Baidu’s dispute with former executive

At the start of a court battle pitting Uber against autonomous driving rival Waymo, internal emails revealed that Google engineers worried about losing advantage to self-driving car initiatives from Baidu and Didi Chuxing.

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At the start of a trade secret theft trial in the US, Uber Technologies said Waymo, the autonomous car development subsidiary of Google parent Alphabet, had filed a bogus lawsuit filled with trumped-up claims just to thwart the ride-hailing company’s own self-driving car initiative. Photo: AP
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