Former Chinese Tesla engineer Cao Guangzhi admitted on July 11 that he uploaded compressed files containing the source code of Autopilot onto his own iCloud account at the end of 2018 when he was still working for Tesla.
Chinese EV-maker XPeng launched its newest creation, the G3 2020, on July 10.
Tesla filed a lawsuit against former Chinese employee Guangzhi Cao on Mar 21, claiming the engineer copied the source code for its autopilot technology before taking a job with Chinese self-driving car startup XPeng in January.
On Nov. 21, XPENG Motors, the electric vehicle startup announced that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with NVIDIA, the world’s leader in AI computing, and NVIDIA’s Chinese partner Desay SV to jointly develop Level 3 autonomous driving technology tailored to the driving environment in China.
He Xiaopeng, XPeng Motors Chairman and CEO, was the only representative of the emerging automobile manufacturing force to be invited to deliver a keynote speech at the main forum of the World Intelligent Connected Vehicles Conference (WICV) on Oct. 18.
Electric vehicle startup XPENG Motors will manufacture G3 electric SUV and the delivery will start at the end of 2018.
Chinese electric vehicle startup XPENG Motors officially announces the completion of its Series B+ round of 4 billion yuan today, with Primavera Capital Group, Morningside Venture Capital, as well as Chairman and CEO of XPENG Motors He Xiaopeng himself jointly leading the investment.
Electric vehicle (EV) startup XPeng Motors held a design salon on July 25 in Beijing, to “explore design transformation of AI vehicles”.
On March 21, Chinese electric car startup Xiaopeng Motors, also known as XPENG, successfully passed its first batch of production model vehicle (1.0) reviews conducted by the Fangcun branch of Guangzhou Traffic Police Detachment’s vehicle management department, obtaining the first specialized license plate for new energy vehicles.
XPENG announced the start of its B round financing of 2.2 billion yuan in Hong Kong on January 29. The financing was led by Alibaba, Foxconn and IDG. XPENG will raise more than 5 billion yuan from the capital market.
XPeng Motor released its first mass-produced model, the G3, at CES on January 9. The G3 is scheduled to go on sale in the spring of 2018, at which time the company will announce specific configurations and prices.