If you aren’t conscious then Tesla has a Chinese rival that goes by the title of Xpeng. The Chinese electrical automobile maker was lately in information for equipping its vehicles with LiDar sensors — one thing that Tesla CEO Elon Musk believes are “expensive” and “unnecessary”. As is generally the case with Musk, somebody on Twitter stated that Xpeng utilizing LiDar was transferring away from its ‘copying’ from Tesla’s technique. To which, Musk replied, “They have an old version of our software & don’t have our NN inference computer”.
When a Twitter user wondered if the Chinese company had a copy of Tesla’s old source, Musk not only answered in the affirmative but went on step ahead. The Tesla CEO wrote on Twitter, “Yeah. They stole Apple’s code too,” referencing to an incident that took place in 2018.
@spacetouristuk @TashaARK Yeah. They stole Apple’s code too.https://t.co/gy4DT7Pq9N
— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) 1605885610000
An ex-Apple engineer was arrested in 2018 and charged with stealing proprietary info that was associated to Apple’s lengthy-rumoured self-driving automobile undertaking. The engineer had began working for Apple in 2015 and was accused of downloading sure information associated to engineering schematic and technical experiences. He stop Apple earlier than working for XMotors, the China-based electrical automobile firm.
As for the LiDar sensors in electrical vehicles, Musk says that there’s a false impression he doesn’t like that tech. In a tweet, he stated that, the sensors are utilized by SpaceX — his different firm — however doesn’t discover it helpful in Tesla vehicles. He wrote in a tweet about LiDar, “Just pointless imo for self-driving. If you’re going to do active photon generation, use an occlusion penetrating wavelength, like precision radar at ~4mm.”