Waymo teams with Lyft on self-driving vehicle development

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That being said, Uber's self-driving project is still allowed to continue, although we reckon this ruling will probably hamper their efforts somewhat.

Waymo Inc., owned by Google Inc. parent Alphabet Inc., had previously lodged an application with the court arguing that Uber should be forced to cease ongoing development on the grounds that it was using stolen technology.

A partial injunction issued by US District Court Judge William Alsup, the text of which was released Monday, fell short of the compete shut-down of Uber's self-driving auto efforts that Alphabet lawyers had requested.

Messages were left Monday for lawyers representing Levandowski and the companies he formed.

Other companies that have previously shown interest to lay hands on the self-driving vehicle industry include Tesla, General Motors, Ford, Toyota, Honda, Renault-Nissan Alliance, Daimler, Volkswagen Group, BMW, Volvo, Delphi, PSA, and Baidu, among others. While not named in the lawsuit against Uber, Levandowski is at the center of the controversy. "'You're not going to point your finger at me, I'm not going to point my finger at you'".

Waymo was also on the receiving end of mixed results.

The judge ruled that although it's hard to imagine that Levandowski "plundered Waymo's vault the way he did" with no intent to use the material, Waymo still fell short of showing that the trade secrets were used. Until last month, Levandoski was responsible for the entirety of Uber's self-driving vehicle development.

Levandowski, who is not a defendant in the civil case, has asserted his Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and has refused to testify. Still, this decision and the judge's referral of the case on Thursday to federal prosecutors for their review should give Uber cause for worry, said James Pooley, a lawyer at Orrick in Menlo Park, California. An interesting future awaits us, that much is certain. Waymo claims that Levandowski conspired with Uber to steal thousands of Google's files before he left the tech giant a year ago to join up with Uber.

Three ex-Google employees now working with Uber were charged with information theft.

Waymo claims that in October 2015, Levandowski and Uber hatched a plan for him to steal confidential information. The next month, Levandowski quit and started Otto LLC, which Uber bought that August.

Uber also faces a criminal investigation from the U.S. Department of Justice for its practice of using software to evade public officials in Portland, Oregon, and other cities attempting to regulate it. They're now fighting over whether Waymo can access a due-diligence report that Uber and Levandowski commissioned previous year to evaluate the risks associated with acquiring Otto.

For that reason, Alsup wrote that even a limited injunction would be an unfair hardship for Uber's Lidar development.

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