The Great Driverless Battles get ugly: Apple employee caught selling secrets to China
From the BBC:
A former Apple employee has been accused of stealing the company’s self-driving car secrets and trying to flee to China with them. Xiaolang Zhang worked on Apple’s driverless car project but allegedly planned to move to Chinese autonomous vehicle start-up Xiaopeng Motors, the company says in court documents. He was arrested at San Jose airport, California, on 7 July. The FBI has charged him with stealing trade secrets.
Given that Evercore recently evaluated Waymo’s miles driven data at $37 billion, perhaps we should expect more criminal activity by unscrupulous driverless companies hoping to jump-start their technology.