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 […]

BMW taps Tencent for self-driving cars in China

BMW has a partner for self-driving cars for China in local technology giant Tencent. The German automaker announced last week that it and Tencent will work together to bring its D3 platform, the name of its architecture for self-driving cars, to life. Specifically, the D3 platform will provide the foundation for the technology BMW and […]