Former Uber engineer charged for stealing autonomous driving secrets
Anthony Levandowski, the former head of the self-driving car research program at Uber, has been indicted on 33 charges related to stealing secrets from his former employer Waymo, the autonomous driving arm of Google.
Federal prosecutors allege Levandowski downloaded 14,000 files, including circuit board layouts and LiDAR designs, from Google's self-driving vehicle division and stored them on a personal laptop.
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GT-spec sedan and wagon arrive in Australia priced from $53,990 before on-road costs.
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An interior design document has potentially revealed the cabin of the new Jeep Grand Cherokee.
Instagram user thejeep_guy posted an interior design document (below) on his feed. The slightly torn piece of paper contains a small rendered image of the Grand Cherokee's interior in the top left corner.
It's not clear how far into the development process this rendering was produced.
Skoda Kamiq, Scala to offer wireless Apple CarPlay/Android Auto
Skoda has officially launched its latest infotainment software with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto functionality, debuting in the all-new Kamiq crossover and related Scala hatchback.
Dubbed 'Wireless Smart Link', the feature "makes for even more convenient use of Apple CarPlay and Android Auto" by allowing compatible smartphones to use the mirroring features through a bluetooth connection, rather than a USB cable.