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Tesla sues former team manager for one of the autopilot software teams

Discussion in 'Tesla, Inc.' started by cstromme, Jan 26, 2017.

  1. cstromme

    cstromme Member

    Feb 16, 2014
    Ålesund, Norway
  2. mblakele

    mblakele (つ ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)つ

    Mar 7, 2016
    SF Bay Area
    Disappointing, if true. You'd think a technology professional would know better.

    The lawsuit filed Thursday in Santa Clara Superior Court alleges that Sterling Anderson, a program manager with the automaker's Autopilot team, violated his contract by attempting to recruit at least a dozen Tesla engineers, taking confidential and proprietary information, and doctoring and destroying evidence to "cover his tracks—all for the benefit of a competing venture he launched while still a Tesla employee."

    Anderson, who managed parts of the Autopilot team, was terminated January 4, according to court documents.


    “Tesla’s meritless lawsuit reveals both a startling paranoia and an unhealthy fear of competition," according to a statement sent to Fortune from Aurora Innovation LLC. "This abuse of the legal system is a malicious attempt to stifle a competitor and destroy personal reputations. Aurora looks forward to disproving these false allegations in court and to building a successful self-driving business.”

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