It's been evident that the booming popularity of app-dispatched ride services has dramatically eaten into the taxi industry's business. But a recent report on the status of the industry reveals the depth of the impact.
Federal law recognizes that software developers hold copyright protection until they transfer rights to their customer in a contract. Oracle contends its contract did not transfer those rights to Oregon.
Three companies now have permits -- Volkswagen, Mercedes and Google -- which will put a total of 29 self-driving vehicles on the road. Twenty-five Lexus SUVs are in Google’s fleet, along with two vehicles apiece for Mercedes and Volkswagen.