Former Apple employee charged with stealing technology to create ‘driverless cars’

The employee allegedly fled to China after being caught with large amounts of Apple data at his home in the United States.


A new former Apple employee , the third party specifically, has been accused of stealing inside information about the development of technologies for building “driverless cars.”

According to the federal court for the Northern District of California, Weibao Wang, a former software engineer for the company, stole key data before leaving for a Chinese autonomous vehicle company and now faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

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Wang took the job at Apple in 2016, as part of the team that developed hardware and software for standalone systems, a division the company has housed for years but has yet to release any products as such.

The indictment alleges that the defendant accepted a job at a US subsidiary of a Chinese company that was developing self-driving cars, but waited more than four months to tell Apple he was resigning .

Wang left the company in April 2018, and the company discovered that he “accessed large amounts of confidential information.”

After taking the case to court, authorities found the data taken from Apple at Wang’s residence in Mountain View.

However, that same night the defendant traveled back to China.