Google spinoff calls Uber a cheater in driverless-car trial

Posted: February 6, 2018 at 1:53 a.m.

FILE - This Wednesday, March 1, 2017, file photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. A trial opening Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, in San Francisco federal court comes nearly a year after Google spin-off Waymo accused Uber of ripping off its self-driving car technology after paying $680 million for a startup run by a former Google engineer. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)

SAN FRANCISCO -- A Google-bred pioneer in self-driving cars and Uber's beleaguered ride-hailing service collided Monday in a courtroom showdown revolving around allegations of deceit, betrayal, espionage and a high-tech heist that tore apart onetime allies.

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