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Waymo claims former employee stole self-driving tech secrets

Waymo, in a lawsuit filed Thursday in California, claims Anthony Levandowski downloaded 14,000 files before leaving to start his own company, Otto, which was later bought by Uber.

Tesla loss narrows to $121 million in Q4

UPDATED: 2/22/17 6:59 pm ET - adds details

Tesla reported a net loss of $121.3 million in the fourth quarter as the company prepared to launch Model 3 output. Revenue surged 88 percent to $2.3 billion in the fourth quarter behind a rise in vehicle sales.

Mobileye Q4 net income climbs 73% in strong finish to 2016

UPDATED: 2/22/17 4:15 pm ET - adds stock close

Mobileye's stream of self-driving partnership announcements and success with aftermarket products pushed it to a strong finish in 2016.

Uber hires former AG Eric Holder to investigate sexism claims

Uber has enlisted former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder to investigate claims of sexism.

Time is right to 'Buy American', UAW leader tells U.S.

America's changing political climate has created an opportunity to revive the “Buy American” movement of the past, said UAW President Dennis Williams.

UAW leader: Time is right to 'Buy American'

America's changing political climate has created an opportunity to revive the “Buy American” movement of the past, said UAW President Dennis Williams.

Waymo cries foul over self-drive legislation

Several states are considering legislation that could exclude technology companies from operating self-driving vehicles within their borders.

Former Uber exec fined $90,000 for illegal lobbying

Former Uber executive David Plouffe, once a top aide to former President Barack Obama, has been fined $90,000 by the Chicago Board of Ethics for illegally lobbying Mayor Rahm Emanuel, another former Obama aide.

UAW plans 'buy American' ad campaign

UAW President Dennis Williams said he is “in discussions” to produce advertisements to encourage U.S. customers to buy union-made cars manufactured in America.

VW plans to use Mobileye sensing and localization technology

VW said it would use Mobileye's camera sensors and localization technologies on upcoming vehicles, allowing both companies to collect road data, like lane markings and construction signs, for cloud-based realtime maps.

Ditch the Porsche, buy a scooter

Carmakers build cars, right? Well, not always.

Tesla plant unionizing effort gains momentum in Calif.

Workers at Tesla's Fremont, Calif., assembly plant are moving forward with efforts to unionize. The UAW has been communicating with workers at the plant since last year.

Zubie hires Gary Tucker as new CEO

DealerRater.com CEO Gary Tucker is leaving his post to run Zubie, a company that makes aftermarket devices that connect vehicles to the Internet.

Tesla joins legal fight against Trump's immigration order

UPDATED: 2/7/17 12:41 pm - adds Tesla statement

Tesla has joined more than 120 technology companies opposing President Donald Trump's immigration ban.

Waymo test vehicles are requiring less human intervention, Calif. DMV says

Waymo's self-driving test vehicles are relying less on humans and are miles ahead of the pack when it comes to driver takeover rates, requiring a human take the wheel at about one-thousandth the rate of some competitors.

Waymo test vehicles are requiring less human intervention, Calif. DMV says

Waymo's self-driving test vehicles are relying less on humans and are miles ahead of the pack when it comes to driver takeover rates, requiring a human take the wheel at about one-thousandth the rate of some competitors.

Tesla drops 'Motors' from its name

Tesla Motors Inc. has changed its name to Tesla Inc. The change, which was reported in a filing to the Securities Exchange Commission on Feb.

Tesla drops 'Motors' from its name

Tesla Motors Inc. has changed its name to Tesla Inc.

Where Waymo fits in

UPDATED: 1/30/17 4:01 pm ET - adds details

Waymo's decision to build its own self-driving car technology platform has its competitors watching to see whether the company can carve out a position somewhere between automaker and auto supplier.

Uber, Lyft caught up in immigration protest controversy

President Donald Trump’s immigration order wasn’t the only subject of protests over the weekend. Ride-hailing giants Uber and GM-affiliated Lyft also got drawn into the controversy.

Tesla sues former head of Autopilot, former Google exec Urmson

Tesla Motors is suing its former head of Autopilot software for stealing company information and recruiting Tesla employees for a competing startup while still employed by the automaker.

Over-the-air updates may alter NHTSA recall policy

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said it will evaluate how to conduct recalls in an age of remote fixes and over-the-air updates.

Dealership's return policy builds goodwill

The Maguire Family of Dealerships offers the Maguire Family Assurance policy, which guarantees the Ithaca, N.Y.

Alexa, do I need a virtual assistant in the car?

In the quest to simplify your car, automakers are probably going to make life more annoying and difficult, at least for a while.

Tesla to build motors, gearboxes in Gigafactory

Tesla will manufacture the electric motors and gearboxes for the upcoming Model 3 at its Gigafactory in Nevada.

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