Mar 7, 2019

Google spin-off Waymo to sell Lidar it fought Uber on

Google spin-off Waymo plans to sell the sensors it uses on its self-drive cars to other industries. The technology behind them was at the heart of legal action last year, with Google accusing taxi app company Uber of stealing trade secrets. In a blogpost, Waymo said it was targeting its Lidar units at industries including robotics, security and agriculture not other self-drive cars. Head of Waymo's Lidar team Simon Verghese said that his company, which has been developing the technology since 2011, had three different types of Lidar systems. Waymo and Uber battled very publicly over the technology last year, with Uber accused of stealing and using trade secrets related to Lidar.

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