Update (May 11, 2017): Waymo’s lawsuit against Uber is going to trial, judge rules. Judge William Alsup ruled that Uber could not force the lawsuit over theft of trade secrets into private arbitration.
Update (May 3, 2017): Waymo versus Uber court hearing. The lawsuit is underway now, with the first hearing taking place today. Waymo accused Uber of creating a fake, shell company (Otto) with its former engineer to steal its tech.
Update: Uber started pickups in San Francisco. California DMV issued a notice to cease operations till it acquires the self-driving car permit from DMV first. More information here: Uber ordered to stop self-driving vehicle service in San Francisco
Yeah, their acquisition of Otto was pretty aggressive. This is going to be a very interesting market.
From what I know, it's supposed to drive on its own and be completely anonymous on a good day, but I think their technology is still far enough that the safety driver will have to be there for...