Judge in Waymo Dispute Lets Uber’s Self-Driving Program Live—for Now

Meanwhile, here’s the weird thing: None of technology discussed in this bombshell lawsuit is actually making money yet. The concept of robo-cars may freak out a cross-section of the public, but today’s injunction hearing makes clear that the companies involved see this as a big money business. “There is going to be an IP war in this area,” Bryan Reimer, who studies self-driving vehicles at MIT, told WIRED last month. “And this is the first of many.” The engineers sure are doing some cool work on self-driving cars, but today’s courtroom action was a reminder that the lawyers just might run the show.