Waymo Sues Uber for Trade Secret Theft on Self-Driving Cars

Alphabet Inc.’s self-driving car business, Waymo, sued Uber Technologies Inc. for stealing trade secrets in the development of autonomous cars, accelerating an already-heated rivalry over the nascent technology. The lawsuit, filed in San Francisco federal court, accuses several employees of Otto, a self-driving startup Uber acquired in July, of lifting technical information from Google’s autonomous car project.