Google-owned Waymo filed a lawsuit against Uber alleging that Otto — a startup purchased by Uber in 2016 — stole confidential information related to autonomous-car technology. Waymo claims Uber is in possession of 14,000 stolen files.
The startup behind the Otto smart lock has suspended operations after a company withdrew an acquisition offer. There is still a chance it could one day ship, as Otto says it's currently evaluating its options.
Ohio takes a step in innovative transportation technology with the announcement that an Otto self-driving truck will begin traveling on public roads. Two routes will be used in the initial testing, which starts this week.
A crew led by former Googlers have their sights on converting the country's long-haul trucks to self-driving technology. An onboard driver will take over off the highways, but otherwise the truck will drive itself.
Otto is a diminutive robot from Samsung that could one day help you control your smart home. Similar to Amazon's Echo device, Otto responds to voice commands, though also comes with an HD camera giving it home-security functionality.