Ford pushes back launch of first self-driving service to 2022

Ford announced Tuesday during its first quarter financial results presentation that the launch of its first service involving self-driving cars will be pushed back from 2021 to 2022. The automaker blamed the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic, and specifically mentioned how the pandemic is shifting public behavior when it comes to transportation. “Given the challenges of the […]

Tesla files patent application for glass-cleaning lasers

Sometimes, water isn’t enough. The Tesla braintrust earlier this year filed a patent application in the U.S. for debris-cleaning lasers, which could be used on Tesla’s driver-assistance hardware susceptible to weather and dirt. The patent was first reported on by Car and Driver in November. Tesla glass-cleaning lasers According to the patent filing, the system […]

Ex-Google engineer charged for trade secrets theft

Anthony Levandowski, the former Google employee at the center of the tech giant’s legal feud with Uber, has been indicted on 33 criminal charges by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of California. Levandowski, 39, is accused of stealing trade secrets from Google’s self-driving car division, Waymo, and transferring them to Uber […]