The files concerned Light Detection and Ranging (Lidar) tech, which help self-driving cars perceive the world around them. Levandowski brought those files with him to own startup, called Ottomotto, which was acquired by Uber for $680 million.
The self-driving technology division of Alphabet said recently it will cooperate with all CDC and state guidelines as governments from the local to federal level work to stop the spread of COVID-19, the disease the coronavirus causes.
George Chamoun, Justin Davis and John Kett — the respective leaders of ACV, BacklotCars and IAA — outlined an array of company plans in light of state and federal instructions in an attempt to keep the coronavirus pandemic from intensifying further.
Some automotive brands are taking automation a step further, innovating to enable vehicles to communicate with nearby infrastructure and even pedestrians, adding a new dimension to how automation can benefit society.
Thanks to companies like Amazon and Netflix, consumers are demanding highly personalized online shopping experiences. However, automotive websites have been slow to adapt to meet the customer's expectations. Apollo Sites aims to change that.
“Our goal is to help flatten the curve of community spread in the cities we serve. With that in mind, we are suspending the Uber Pool service in the United States and Canada,” Andrew Macdonald, Senior VP of Uber Rides and Platform, said in a statement.
The analyst community balked at longer-term questions about Carvana’s liquidity even though 2019 was the company’s sixth straight year of triple-digit revenue growth with over 177,000 cars delivered and just shy of $4 billion in revenue.