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Anthony Levandowski pictured on Tuesday.  Photograph: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

Anthony Levandowski, a pioneer in self-driving car technology, was criminally charged on Tuesday with stealing trade secrets from his former employer (...)

Jim Hackett (right), president and chief executive of Ford  and Herbert Diess, chief executive of  Volkswagen are set to develop a closer relationship. Photograph: Getty

The latest dalliance between Ford and Volkswagen can be viewed from several angles. The two auto giants are cosying up to each other, agreeing to pull(...)

Nissan is part of an alliance with Renault, Mitsubishi and Waymo on driverless cars.  Photograph: Aly Song/File Photo/Reuters

Waymo agreed to explore driverless services with Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi, pairing a leader in self-driving technology with the world’s largest (...)

Interior shot of a self-driving Lexus car.

The coming of the robot car has been screamed loud from every headline and tech blog for the past decade, but increasingly car makers are being more c(...)

Backstopping down? British prime minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street en route to Belfast.  Photograph: Frank Augstein/AP

Image of the week: Backstop right now It was all the “Bs” this week for UK prime minister Theresa May as she escaped from behind the bars of Downin(...)

Google’s parent company Alphabet reported  sharply higher fourth-quarter spending on video content, employees and facilities. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters

Alphabet Inc reported sharply higher fourth-quarter spending on video content, employees and facilities, worrying investors who sent the tech company’(...)

Toyota will invest $500 million in Uber Technologies Inc to jointly work on developing self-driving cars, the companies said on Monday, a bid by both (...)

Toyota’s investment will allow Grab to further expand its range of online to offline services, such as food delivery and digital payments

Toyota has agreed to invest $1 billion (€850 million) in Southeast Asian ride-hailing firm Grab as a lead investor in the company’s ongoing financing(...)

There are severe doubts over the date when autonomous cars finally take over from human drivers. However, one thing now seems certain - when (and it’s(...)

Elon Musk arrives at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) in New York. Photograph: Brendan McDermid/Reuters

Tesla’s energy unit has lost two leaders, adding to departures at the electric-car maker while chief executive Elon Musk readies a reorganisation of t(...)

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