Elon Musk has alleged that Chinese electric automaker Xpeng had stolen the source codes of his electric vehicle maker firm

Tesla which relies on deep neural networks doesn't use the LiDAR sensor technology. However, Xpeng claims to use the LiDAR which is different from what Tesla is using in its vehicles.

Elon Musk has alleged that Chinese electric automaker Xpeng had stolen the source codes of his electric vehicle maker firm
Elon Musk

Elon Musk has alleged that Chinese electric automaker Xpeng had stolen the source codes of his electric vehicle maker firm aside from this, Musk even accused Xpeng of stealing Apple's code."They have an old version of our software & don’t have our NN inference computer," Musk stated while replying back to Tasha Keeney on Twitter.

Adding more, he wrote, "To be clear, this was just an XPeng problem. Other companies in China haven't done this."They have an old version of our software & don’t have our NN inference computer. The Tesla CEO even shared a Washington Post article, stating that the Chinese carmaker had stolen Apple's code too.

Earlier in July 2019, a former engineer at Tesla Guangzhi Cao  had admitted to uploading Tesla's Autopilot ASCII text file to his iCloud account. Following this, Tesla had sued Cao for allegedly giving the key code to Xpeng.Tesla which relies on deep neural networks doesn't use the LiDAR sensor technology. However, Xpeng claims to use the LiDAR which is different from what Tesla is using in its vehicles.

However, Apple uses the LiDAR technology for immersive and enhanced AR experiences in its new iPhone 12 lineup.Meanwhile, Xpeng had claimed last week that it'll use LiDAR sensors in its mass-market vehicles that are produced in 2021. the difficulty of whether Xpeng really stole any data from Tesla's Autopilot code remains debatable.