DRIVERLESS DOCUMENTS STOLEN * USA: By UBER
* California - Uber ordered to return documents in self-driving fight with Waymo
A federal judge ordered Uber Technologies Inc. to return 14,000 driverless-car documents allegedly stolen from Google parent Alphabet Inc. and barred a key executive for the ride-hailing firm from working on certain autonomous vehicle technology... The latest blow to Uber comes as a U.S. District Court judge unsealed a preliminary injunction against the San Francisco startup, after it denied Uber's request for arbitration and sent the case to trial... Uber is facing a possible criminal probe after the judge last week referred the case to Justice Department officials for review... Uber has denied it has done anything wrong and plans to contest the allegations in court. "We are pleased with the court's ruling that Uber can continue building and utilizing all of its self-driving technology," Uber said in a statement...
(Photo: Otto/Uber autonomous truck cabin) -- San Francisco, CAL, USA - The Morning Star, by Greg Bensinger and Jack Nicas - 15 May 17