Tesla really did not state if it thought Khatilov had actually collaborated with others. It cautioned that it “did not discover” all of Khatilov’s activities, and that he might still be sharing Tesla’s files. The staffer needed to function remotely as a result of the pandemic, making it tough to confirm that the files had been deleted.The automaker has
been highly protective of its modern technology in the past, having sued Rivian as well as Zoox for purportedly working with employees that brought Tesla tricks with them. That gets on top of suing people like Martin Tripp, that Elon Musk called a”saboteur.”Khatilov’s case, if true, is just likely to enhance Tesla’s worries about trade secret theft– if people register just to steal automation tools, Tesla might really feel justified in jealously shielding its critical EV and also self-driving technology.