Tesla is suing a former employee who is alleged to have stolen trade secrets in connection with technology for autonomous driving. A former Apple employee was also charged with stealing trade secrets by the FBI last year.
In both cases, the trail apparently leads to the Chinese electric car startup Xiaopeng Motors (short: XPeng). Xpeng’s BEV debut last year with the G3 at the CES also is somewhat reminiscent of Tesla, although there were also several open source patents used in development, which we are happy to see used to bring more ZEVs onto the world’s roads.
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