NEW YORK, July 12. /TASS/. A former employee of Tesla recognized that the downloaded file for the autopilot system of its electric cars. About it reported the Internet-the portal the Verge.

According to the documents submitted earlier this week in a court in the Northern district of California, we are talking about a former Tesla technician named Cao Guanci. The company in March this year filed to the Cao Guanci a lawsuit accusing it of the transfer of its technologies related to the work of the autopilot, the us unit of Chinese firm Xiaopeng Motors. She is also developing electric vehicles.

Cao Guanci recognized that downloaded specified data to the end of 2018, when he worked in Tesla. However, he insists that completely removed all of this information and not passed it to Xiaopeng Motors. Currently, he heads the company’s Department specialized in designing electronic assistant while driving.

Tesla in the framework of this trial formally requested information from Apple. Although that is not a party to this dispute, one of her former employees also were charged in the theft of data representing commercial secret, and transferring them Xiaopeng Motors. Tesla expects to receive information concerning the employee, including his email correspondence.

Representatives Xiaopeng Motors has stated that it is not aware of any violations by its employees who joined the company from Tesla or Apple.

The development of technology autopilot is a promising direction of development of the automotive industry. A number of technology companies are trying to create a reliable and safe vehicle that could be used in the United States on a massive scale. In addition to Tesla Motors and Xiaopeng, including Volkswagen Group of America, Uber, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, BMW, Honda, Ford and others. In several us States such machines are already experiencing.

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