Waymo V. Uber: What You Need To Know About the High-Stakes Self-Driving Tech Trial

Feb 05, 2018 - Fortune
Board and Executive Moves

The race to commercialize self-driving vehicles is often described as a potential $7 trillion-dollar opportunity. But there’s more than just money on the line. For some companies, it’s existential.

The first act in this win-or-die storyline kicked off Monday in a San Francisco courtroom. The combatants--Waymo, the Google self-driving project that spun out to become a business under Alphabet versus ride-hailing company Uber--have been entangled in a legal tussle for a year. The jury for...