Waymo Files Suit Against Otto & Parent Company Uber, Alleging "Misappropriation" Of Trade Secrets

Autonomous Vehicles

Published on February 24th, 2017 | by James Ayre


February 24th, 2017 by  

The self-driving semi-truck company Otto, and its parent company Uber, are being sued by Waymo (Google) over the alleged misappropriation of trade secrets and infringement of held patents, according to recent reports.

To put that perhaps more clearly, Waymo claims that it has found clear evidence that Otto and Uber have been utilizing elements of “its self-driving tech related to its custom, in-house LiDAR sensors, which the company unveiled earlier this year,” as TechCrunch worded it in its coverage.

The legal complaint from Waymo notes that it had developed a “combination of unique

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Over $2 Billion In US Fire Suppression Costs From This Year’s Wildfire Season

Climate Change

Published on September 19th, 2017 | by James Ayre


September 19th, 2017 by  

There has been more than $2 billion spent on fire suppression efforts so far this budget year in the US (the budget year runs from October 1 through September 30), according to the US Forest Service.

Image by Daria Devyatkina (some rights reserved)

That figure represents a substantial increase from the previous record year of 2015, which saw the agency spend $1.7 billion on fire suppression efforts.

To be clear here, these figures relate solely to US Forest Service costs and don’t include figures from federal, state, or local firefighting agencies.

Altogether, 2017 has been an unprecedented year in the

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Arcimoto SRK Photo Essay (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Autonomous Vehicles

Published on April 30th, 2016 | by Kyle Field


April 30th, 2016 by  

Last week, we had the opportunity to meet up with Arcimoto founder Mark Frohnmayer and team to run version 8 of the SRK through its paces in beautiful Venice Beach, California.

A full review is coming, but, for now, I wanted to whet your appetites with some pictures from our day with the little guy (the SRK, not Mark … who’s actually rather tall). Enjoy!

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Most American Cars, Nissan Rogue Road Trip, New Toyota Supra: What’s New

From The Car Connection:

Buy American: Ten 2014 Vehicles That Wave The Stars And Stripes

Deciding to buy an American vehicle can sound like a pretty straightforward mission. But as most shoppers focused on that will find out, it’s not nearly as clear-cut as it sounds.

Send The 2014 Nissan Rogue On A Road Trip ‘Detour’ Using Google Maps

Nissan is hyping the 2014 Rogue compact crossover with a new online campaign called “Detour” that could be one of the better Friday afternoon timewasters we’ve encountered — this week, anyway.

Chevrolet Launches Two LGBT-Inclusive Ads During Winter Olympics Broadcast From Sochi, Russia

At noon Eastern, Chevrolet unveiled two commercials on YouTube: one for the all-new Chevy Traverse, the other for Chevrolet, the brand. Why should that matter?

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Dimensional Brief: 2017 Buick LaCrosse vs. Buick Lucerne

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2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid, 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo Driven: Today’s Car News

Today at High Gear Media, new details emerged regarding the Cadillac ELR and Lexus explained the GS 450h hybrid. We drove the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo and the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been postponed. All this and more in today’s car news, right here on The Car Connection.

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July 4th is when car theft shifts into high gear.

Luxury cars are getting pricier and mass-market affordability is improving.

Ford priced the 2013 C-Max Hybrid from $26,000 and believes it will be rated at 47 mpg in the City by the EPA.

We drove the 2013 Hyundai Veloster Turbo.

The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb has been postponed due to the wildfires in Colorado.

Chrysler’s SRT division is considering new models.

New details emerge regarding Cadillac’s ELR extended-range electric car.

How much will an electric car cost in 10 years?

Here’s your ultimate guide to the 50-mpg

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2014 Kia Cadenza, 2014 Cadillac ELR, 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Volante: Top Videos Of The Week

As we head toward the 2013 Chicago Auto Show next week, you’ve been busy watching our video previews of all the vehicles revealed a few weeks ago at the Detroit Auto Show. There seems to be some excitement surrounding the 2014 Kia Cadenza, as our video preview of Kia’s new large sedan is our top video of the week.

In our video preview of the 2014 Cadillac ELR we took a look at the stylish design and luxurious interior. We also gave an overview of the extended-range electric car’s powertrain. We nearly got hypothermia shooting our video road test of the 2013 Aston Martin DB9 Volante, but driving a convertible in the winter is what it’s all about, right?

We took a look at the 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA and really liked how the baby CLS turned out. In our video road test of the 2013 Toyota RAV4 we determined whether this family

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2014 Cadillac ELR, 2014 Kia Cadenza, 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA Class: Top Videos Of The Week

As we spent some time recovering from the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, you watched our video previews of all the latest vehicle reveals. Based on our numbers, it seems there is quite a bit of interest in the new 2014 Cadillac ELR. Frankly we can’t blame you for your interest in that new luxury coupe, as it’s quite gorgeous in person.

There also seems to be some interest in Kia’s new full-size sedan, the 2014 Cadenza. With a long list of standard equipment and Kia’s latest design language, the Cadenza definitely deserves the attention.

Mercedes-Benz’s new CLA is finally here, and we can’t wait to drive it, and Jeep refreshed the Patriot for 2014 with an updated powertrain. But the star of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show was definitely the new 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray.

So before you do those weekend chores, take a moment and watch our top videos of the week.

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2016 Audi A3, 2016 Cadillac ELR, Google Autonomous Car: What’s New

From The Car Connection:

2016 Audi A3 Review

The 2016 Audi A3 is Audi’s main weapon in the growing market of small luxury cars. Though part of a small-car segment, it’s far from being a tiny automobile: Thanks to bracket creep, the A3 and its offshoots are about the same size as the first Audi A4 of 20 years ago, a car considered a compact at the time but which has now grown considerably larger.

$75,000 Cadillac ELR Coupe Price Was Too High, Exec Admits

The Cadillac ELR, GM’s extended-range electric luxury coupe, looked promising at first. But the car’s roughly $75,000 base price—more than twice that of the Volt—was simply too high.

Autonomous Car Update: Google Hits The Streets In CA, Nissan Offering Self-Driving Cars By 2020

For doubters, naysayers, and other haters of autonomous vehicles, the past few days have been depressing. Everyone knows that self-driving cars are coming, but these latest developments suggest

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Mahindra In US, Cadillac ELR, Tesla Model S 70D: What’s New

From The Car Connection:

No, Seriously: Mahindra Is Planning Another Run At The U.S. Market

If you were the CEO of a foreign car company and you wanted to break into the bustling U.S. auto market, how would you do it?

Even As Batteries Age, Electric Cars Meet Commuter Needs: Study

As the modern lithium-ion and lithium-polymer batteries in our smartphones and personal electronics age, the more often we have to plug them back in to keep them charged and useful—and the less likely they are to make it through a day when we ask a little more from them.

2015 Lexus IS Review

The 2015 Lexus IS is a compact sport sedan that fits below the GS models on the more performance-oriented side of the luxury brand’s lineup. It was fully redesigned just last year, but for 2015 it gains a handful of updates. LED fog lamps sharpen the look; Siri Eyes Free from Apple

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