It's always the cover-up that gets you.
In a Wednesday filing with a California court where the suit is being heard, Alphabet said a former self-driving executive Anthony Levandowski hatched a plan with Uber to steal more than 14,000 proprietary documents, including designs for the sensors that help the car see its surroundings. Uber acquired Levandowski's startup, Otto,.
Alphabet says Uber's former CEO, Travis Kalanick, knew about the files but told Levandowski to destroy them. Uber has argued that it did not encourage or condone Levandowski taking any files from Waymo or bringing them to Uber, and has noted that his employment agreement affirmed he wouldn't do that.
The litigation between Alphabet and Uber has been reported as a primary reason Kalanick.