A former Apple engineer arrested for stealing driverless car secrets

A former Apple engineer was arrested and accused of stealing secrets related to the self-driving initiative of tech giant Cupertino.

Xiaolang Zhang was arrested during the weekend at the San Jose Internatial Airport. in China, The Washingt Post reported. Zhang has been charged with stealing trade secrets, according to documents filed by the FBI and the US Attorney's Office in California's Northern District Court.

At the time of her arrest, Zhang reportedly works for a Chinese start-up.

He was accused of downloading a series of files ctaining "engineering diagrams and technical reports" before leaving to work for the Chinese start-up, a company called Xiaopeng Motors, Post

Zhang was hired in 2015 and worked as an engineer for Project Titan, the n-secret car project of Apple. He has worked the design and testing of printed circuit boards that analyze data collected by self-driven sensors.

According to court documents, Zhang's positi in Titan gave him wide access to cfidential databases. property.

They also reveal that Apple started to beware of Zhang earlier this year, after returning from paternity leave.He informed supervisors in April that he would resign from Apple, saying that Wanted to return to China.

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