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Apple Autonomous Car Project: Employee Charged With Stealing Secrets

[2018-07-11 10:04:00]

A former Apple employee was charged with stealing autonomous car trade secrets on Monday. Xiaolang Zhang was arrested in San Jose airport on July 7, after he had already passed through security, accused of downloading the blueprints for a self-driving car circuit board before he planned to join a Chinese autonomous car firm. Zhang, according to documents filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, was hired in December 2015 to work on the autonomous car project. He took paternity leave in April 2018, traveled with family to China, then upon return informed his supervisor that he would be leaving the company. In the course of the meeting, Zhang disclosed his intention to work with XMotors. An internal investigation found that Zhang has downloaded an unusual amount of data onto his wife’s laptop prior to his resignation, including a 25-page PDF file containing circuit board schematics. The documents note that Apple has expressed interest in autonomous cars before, but never publicly confirmed any details about any potential projects. ... Apple Autonomous Car Project: Employee Charged With Stealing Secrets

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