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US President Donald Trump gave a full pardon to former Google engineer Anthony Levandowski sentenced for stealing a trade secret on self-driving cars months before he briefly headed Uber Technologies Inc’s rival unit.

US President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he had given a full pardon to a former Google engineer sentenced for stealing a trade secret on self-drivi(...)

The investment, which was a mixture of debt and equity, raises Airbnb’s cash reserves to about $4 billion

Airbnb said on Monday private equity firms Silver Lake and Sixth Street Partners will invest $1 billion (€92 million) in the short-stay accommodation (...)

The first Volkswagen that will use Aeva’s lidar is the ID Buzz – a new electric version of its mid-century camper van due out in 2022.

Aeva, a start-up founded by two former Apple engineers that builds vision sensors for self-driving cars, has received “a significant investment” from (...)

Google co-founders Sergey Brin (left) and Larry Page talk about the then-new Google Browser, Chrome, back in 2008. File photograph: Paul Sakuma/AP Photo

The co-founders of Google are stepping down as executives of its parent company, Alphabet. The move ends a remarkable two decades during which Larr(...)

Olivier Murguet: “Two weeks ago we announced in China a City KZ-E, a Kwid EV of sorts and it will come to Europe in a couple of years. There will be a big market for car sharing and this car will be perfect for that.”

Olivier Murguet, Executive Vice President, Sales and Regions, Renault Group and serves on the executive committee Renault Group. Renault is famed fo(...)

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(...)

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