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Waymo accuses Uber of hiding a secret LiDAR device

In preparation for a preliminary injunction hearing next month, Waymo today filed new claims in its lawsuit against Uber, alleging that its competitor withheld information about technology Uber is using in its development of self-driving cars. Waymo is in the midst of a code-named Fuji, isnt ready and therefore isnt being used in its self-driving cars, which rely instead on commercial systems furnished by Velodyne. Waymo now says that Uber worked on a second system that more closely copies Waymos designs (Waymos LiDAR relies on a single-lens system, while the…

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Survey says: Kids these days arent so into electric or autonomous vehicles

Conventional wisdom has kind of assumed that old fogies are Driving-Tests.org (DTO, for short) says otherwise. Not about the fogies theyre still afraid of self-driving electric cars but about the kids. They dont really like them either. DTO surveyed 158,000 visitors to its site in early April 2017 and asked them just four questions about electric cars, millennials between the ages of 13 and 35. So what did they find? Well, the first question was the most telling: Would you choose an self-driving car. People were also unsure about whether…

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