The U.S. DoJ confirmed a criminal indictment against Anthony Levandowski, a former Google engineer. At a press conference in San Jose the DoJ announced a total of 33 charges for theft and attempted theft of trade secrets. Alleging Levandowski took confidential information from Google’s self-driving car project to Uber. Levandowski worked at Google’s self-driving
Chinese self-driving car startup Pony.ai announced they will team up with Toyota, to explore “safe” mobility services including fully autonomous vehicles. The companies say they will work jointly on a pilot program using Toyota’s Lexus RX line and Pony.ai’s self-driving technology on public roads in Beijing and Shanghai in September.
Sony announced a partnership with Yamaha for the joint development on the SC-1 Sociable Cart, a vehicle the company says “delivers a new mobility experience”. Sony and Yamaha plan to launch services using this model in Japan, before April 2020. Sony says the SC-1 is designed to transform a mere means