Enlarge / Travis Kalanick, ex-CEO of Uber Technologies. (credit: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg via Getty Images)
Uber’s recently fired CEO, Travis Kalanick, knew that his top self-driving car engineer had Google files in his possession in March 2016, according to newly filed court documents.
The admission was made by Uber lawyers as part of a response to Waymo discovery demands. Uber lawyers served the response on June 8, and it was revealed in a public court motion (PDF) filed by Waymo lawyers late yesterday.
According to Uber, former self-driving car chief Anthony Levandowski told Kalanick that “he had identified five discs in his possession containing Google information.” Kalanick told Levandowski not to bring any Google information into Uber. Levandowski later told Uber he destroyed the discs, and Uber never got the discs, according to Uber lawyers.
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