Tesla sues former Autopilot head for theft of secrets and employee poaching

  • This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

Arjun Chandran

Silver III
Staff member
Dec 30, 2016

Tesla is suing Sterling Anderson, the former program manager of its Autopilot team, and Chris Urmson, the former technical lead of Google’s self-driving car program, alleging that Anderson and Urmson worked together to poach Tesla employees to a new venture Urmson was starting called Aurora Innovation. Recode revealed in early September that Urmson was working on his own self-driving car company.

The complaint, filed in California Superior Court, County of Santa Clara, alleges that Anderson attempted to recruit at least 12 Tesla engineers to a new self-driving venture that he and Urmson were starting, in violation of Anderson’s non-solicitation agreement, and that Anderson took confidential Tesla information and “destroy[ed] evidence in...

Continue reading…

Continue reading...