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Waymo gets its way in Uber lawsuit (sort of)In a ruling, Uber has to make a big change to its self-driving-car project. However, it's not all good news for Waymo.
The fallout of Waymo versus Uber. So, there was a court ruling on Waymo versus Uber. But before we get to that, let's explain what the whole case was about. In February, Waymo sued Uber alleging theft of Waymo is a part of alphabet, and continues to work of what was once Google's self-driving project. Levandowski left Google to start a new self-driving company called Otto, which was later bossed by Uber. That's how we get to Waymo and Uber being the litigants. Everybody got that? Waymo said that Uber and Levandowski worked together to steal Waymo's lidar designs. The court also said, Waymo made a strong showing that Levandowski absconded with over 14,000 files, and that, Uber knew or at least should have known of the downloading but nevertheless proceeded to bring Levandowski and Otto on board. The case was referred to federal prosecutors last week for a possible criminal investigation into the alleged trade secrets theft. For more information, check out Cnet.com. I'm Iyaz Akhtar, and I'll see you online.