The Wall Street Journal: Anthony Levandowski, Uber’s self-driving-car chief, is stepping aside

Anthony Levandowski, the man at the center of Uber Technologies Inc.’s legal spat with rival Alphabet Inc. GOOG, +0.29%GOOGL, +0.26% over allegedly stolen self-driving car technology, is stepping aside as chief of the high-profile project.

Levandowski said in a note to staff Thursday that while the lawsuit is under way he is relinquishing his role as head of Uber’s Advanced Technologies Group, which is overseeing development of autonomous vehicles. He will be replaced in that role by Eric Meyhofer, a lead engineer in the division in Uber’s Pittsburgh office.

As part of the shift, Levandowski said he would no longer report to Uber Chief Executive Travis Kalanick.

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