Uber Fires Self-Driving Car Chief At Center Of Court Case
|05/31/2017||Posted by BusinessMediaguide.Com under General World News||
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it fired the technology whiz it had hired to lead its self-driving unit, Anthony Levandowski, after he failed to comply with a court order to hand over documents at the center of a legal dispute between Uber and Alphabet Inc’s <GOOGL.O> Waymo unit.
Uber had hoped Levandowski, one the most respected self-driving engineers in Silicon Valley, would help the ride services company catch up to rivals including Waymo, in the race for self-driving technology. Instead the hiring led to a court fight and the threat of criminal charges. Uber read more >>>