Waymo, Uber set aside past rift over self-driving car technology to team up on robotaxis in Phoenix

Self-driving car pioneer Waymo is teaming up with ride-hailing leader Uber in the Phoenix area to transport passengers and deliver food in robotic cars that triggered a bitter technological dispute between the two companies. The partnership announced Tuesday comes five years after Uber reached a $245 million settlement with Waymo to resolve a lawsuit alleging former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick conspired with former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski to steal Waymo’s self-driving car technology. Uber subsequently sold the self-driving car division that triggered the theft allegations and provided the technology in a vehicle that killed a pedestrian in Tempe, Arizona.