Tesla settles lawsuit against its former engineer

Tesla settles lawsuit against its former engineer

April 17, 2021 0 By autotimesnews

Tesla and its former engineer Cao Guangzhi, who worked on the autopilot software, have resolved the conflict, according to published reports. The details of the decision were not disclosed, but it is known that the former employee of the American corporation paid a certain fine, the amount of which is not known.

Note that following the announcement of the settlement of the conflict, the former Tesla employee resigned from XMotors, where he worked up to that point. In turn, the startup said that it respects the intellectual property of competitors and relies solely on its own developments.

Recall that in 2019, Tesla sued its former engineer Cao Guangzhi, accusing him of stealing the source code of the autopilot software, and then transferring it to his new job at XMotors, owned by the Chinese Xpeng.