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Uber Updates – New Technology And New Legal Discussion

In a never-ending parade of news stories, Uber has managed to steal headlines for months. Now, the ride-sharing giant is topping news outlets again, for two major reasons.

June 29, 2017
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Waymo begins testing self-driving cars in an effort to reassure the public of safety

In an effort to combat public wariness, Waymo is beginning a free ride test for the public in Phoenix, Arizona with their Early Rider Program, using driverless Lexus SUVs and Chrysler Pacifica minivans for the test rides.

May 16, 2017
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Did Uber Steal Self-Driving Trade Secrets From Waymo?

In response to allegations that it stole trade secrets from Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo, Uber says it is in fact using off-the-shelf technology in its self-driving cars.

April 7, 2017
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Did Uber Purchase Stolen Self-Driving Car Technology?

Waymo, the self-driving car company spun out of Google’s X research lab, claims that its intellectual property has been stolen by one of its previous employees, Anthony Levandowski.

March 2, 2017
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Re-Evaluating Guidance For Self-Driving Vehicles

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao said this weekend that she is reviewing self-driving vehicle guidance issued by the Obama administration, while urging companies “to explain the benefits of automated vehicles to a skeptical public.”

Feb. 27, 2017
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Two U.S. Senators Working To Bring Self-Driving Cars To Our Roads

The Republican chairman of the U.S. Senate commerce committee and U.S. Sen. Gary Peters of Michigan have announced plans to develop regulatory flexibility for the auto industry’s efforts to create self-driving vehicles, with an eye toward proposing legislation this year.

Feb. 17, 2017
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Auto Suppliers Will Thrive As The Industry Evolves

Some industry experts suggest that the biggest winners of the post-recession car boom haven’t been car companies, but have instead been their suppliers.

Dec. 26, 2016
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California DMV Orders Uber To Stop Using Self-Driving Cars In San Francisco

Uber has been ordered by California state regulators to stop using self-driving cars in San Francisco until it secures the necessary permit issued by the state to allow companies to test autonomous vehicles on public roads.

Dec. 15, 2016
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Report: Chicago City Council Proposes $500 Fine For Self-Driving Cars

We’ve reported for two years about the development of self-driving cars. Many cities across the world are embracing this type of futuristic technology, however, self-driving vehicles may be receiving a different reception in Chicago.

Dec. 7, 2016
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Toyota And BMW Invest In Self-Driving Tech Startup Nauto

Toyota and BMW are investing in and partnering with the Silicon Valley startup to leverage its real-world driving and safety data…

Oct. 7, 2016
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Tesla’s Upcoming Autopilot Update Shifts Focus To Radar To Prevent Crashes

Musk said the update will be available within the next two weeks, and will rely foremost on radar to give Tesla’s cars a better sense of what is around them and when to brake.

Sept. 12, 2016
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Uber To Start Using Self-Driving Cars In Pittsburgh

This makes Uber the first company to use self-driving technology commercially, outside of Tesla’s controversial “Autopilot” feature.

Aug. 19, 2016
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