When a Twitter consumer puzzled if the Chinese language firm had a replica of Tesla’s outdated supply, Musk not solely answered within the affirmative however went on step forward. The Tesla CEO wrote on Twitter, “Yeah. They stole Apple’s code too,” referencing to an incident that occurred in 2018.
@spacetouristuk @TashaARK Yeah. They stole Apple’s code too.https://t.co/gy4DT7Pq9N
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1605885610000
An ex-Apple engineer was arrested in 2018 and charged with stealing proprietary info that was associated to Apple’s long-rumoured self-driving automotive venture. The engineer had began working for Apple in 2015 and was accused of downloading sure recordsdata associated to engineering schematic and technical experiences. He give up Apple earlier than working for XMotors, the China-based electrical automotive firm.
As for the LiDar sensors in electrical vehicles, Musk says that there’s a false impression he doesn’t like that tech. In a tweet, he stated that, the sensors are utilized by SpaceX — his different firm — however doesn’t discover it helpful in Tesla vehicles. He wrote in a tweet about LiDar, “Simply pointless imo for self-driving. Should you’re going to do lively photon era, use an occlusion penetrating wavelength, like precision radar at ~4mm.”