Apple employee accused of stealing self-driving car secrets

A former Apple employee has been accused of stealing the company’s trade secrets in relation to self-driving cars. According to court documents, Xiaolang Zhang was hired by Apple in 2015 to work as a hardware engineer as part of the iPad and iPhone maker’s autonomous vehicle development team.

Apple has remained tight-lipped about its own research efforts, but due to his role, the engineer had broad access to “secure and confidential internal databases containing trade secrets and intellectual property for the project,” according to the court filing.

Read more about how a former Apple employee allegedly stole trade secrets that may have ended up in the hands of a Chinese rival company, on ZDNet.