Uber Paying Waymo $245 Million In Surprise Settlement

Published: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 3:05pm
Updated: Monday, February 12, 2018 - 3:12pm
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The yearlong litigation between Waymo and Uber ended suddenly Friday with a surprise settlement. Uber is paying Waymo $245 million and promising that it won’t use Waymo’s technology in its own self-driving cars.

As a quick recap, Waymo had alleged that one of its former engineers, Anthony Levandowski, took trade secrets to Uber. Uber denied using any Waymo technology in its self-driving cars.

Aarian Marshall is a transportation reporter for WIRED magazine. She's been following the story and joins us now.

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