Reports that a former Apple employee pleaded guilty to charges of stealing trade secrets prior to joining Chinese automotive firm XPeng sparked widespread discussion on August 23. The EV maker denied its connection with the case on the same day.
Pony.ai, an autonomous driving company, has issued an internal letter stating that Qingtian Truck is suspected of infringing trade secrets. Pony.ai is therefore suing Qingtian Truck, and its principal leaders are going to court.
XPeng responded today to the case of a former Apple employee charged with stealing trade secrets in the U.S., claiming its close attention to intellectual property.