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Google’s Autonomous Car Company Escalates Legal Battle With Uber

A self-driving car company founded by Google is presenting new evidence to support allegations that a former manager stole technology sold to Uber to help the ridesharing service build its own robot-powered vehicles. Waymo, a project hatched by Google eight …

Uber Settlement to Give California Drivers $1 Each Does Not Win Over Judge

Uber Technologies Inc. failed to persuade a judge to approve a settlement offering 1.6 million California drivers an average of $1.08 each to dispense with alleged labor-code violations that their lawyer earlier claimed might have been worth billions of dollars. …

Uber Settlement with Drivers Ignites Battle Among Rival Lawyers

Another Uber Technologies Inc. lawsuit settlement is under siege, with warring lawyers for drivers again trying to tear the deal apart. The company wants a Los Angeles judge to bless a proposal to pay 1.6 million California drivers about a …

Company Founded by Google Accuses Uber of Autonomous VehicleTheft

A self-driving car company founded by Google is colliding with ridesharing service Uber in a court battle revolving around allegations of betrayal, high-tech espionage and greed. The brewing showdown emerged in a lawsuit filed in a San Francisco federal court …

The Path to Let Rideshare Companies into Alaska Not So Smooth

The drive to allow rideshare companies like Uber and Lyft to operate in Alaska has hit speed bumps. The bill, from Sen. Mia Costello, R-Anchorage, faces opposition from taxi companies worried the entrance of rideshare groups will drive down wages …

Anchorage Considering A Second Chance for Ridesharing

Anchorage, Alaska officials are set to consider a proposal that would allow ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft to operate in the city this coming year. The ordinance has been drafted by Anchorage Assembly member Bill Evans. He said …

Uber Seeks to Help Cities Better Understand Traffic Patterns

San Francisco, Calif.-based Uber is offering a helping hand to some of the same city leaders it sometimes antagonizes with the aggressive way it runs its popular ride-hailing service. The assistance will come in the form of a free website, …

Fleet of Self-Driving Uber Cars Gets Warm Welcome from Arizona Governor

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey is happy about the arrival of a fleet of Uber self-driving cars delivered via a self-driving truck that transported them from California. Ducey’s office says the governor welcomed the truck carrying the self-driving Volvos at the …

Uber Capitulates, Takes Self-driving Cars off Streets of San Francisco

Uber Technologies Inc has removed its self-driving cars from San Francisco streets after California regulators cracked down on the week-old program because the company had not obtained a permit to test the vehicles. The California Department of Motor Vehicles said …

California Attorney General Warns Uber over Self-Driving Cars

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has told Uber Technologies Inc. to pull its self-driving cars from San Francisco’s streets or it will seek a court order forcing it do so, saying the ride-hailing company needs a permit under autonomous vehicle …