Alphabet is suing Uber for patent infringement and theft of trade secrets.
Google's parents company also owns Waymo.
Who were driving their otonamis car efforts.
Their suing Auto which is a self driving style up acquired by Uber last July.
In it's district court filing Waymo alleges former employee Anthony Levandowski.
Unlawfully stole trade secrets and designs of a self driving car light R system.
Levandowski also happens be Autos founder.
LIDAR technology is the positioning system that allows autonomous vehicles to map and move through 3D environments.
It's essential to their performance and safety.
Waymo also alleges that other employees stole thousands of confidential files before leaving the company.
It believes this was a concerted plan to steal trade secrets and intellectual property.
The company said that it mistakenly received an email from one of its suppliers.
Could shut off Uber's light out our circuit board designs.
Designs that bore a striking resemblance to [UNKNOWN].
It has been a rough few weeks for Uber who was named in the suit because of it's purchase of Otto.
Otto's light out tech was one of the main reason for the acquisition.
The very tech that [UNKNOWN] now alleges was stolen.
Self driving cars are red hot research area right now.
With automated and technologies to light racing to get them on the road.
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From Sydney, I'm Luke Lancaster.
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