Volkswagen has quietly hired Su Jing, a former high-level Huawei executive, as a new technical lead for self-driving car technology at its new joint venture established with auto tech startup Horizon Robotics, Chinese media outlet 36Kr reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter. The former head of Huawei’s autonomous driving team was relieved of his position in mid-2021 following controversial comments attacking Tesla. In February, VW was reportedly in talks to purchase Huawei’s autonomous driving unit, though no further progress appears to have been made with any potential deal between the two, and on Oct. 13 the German automaker announced that it would be investing $2.3 billion into a partnership with Horizon. [36Kr, in Chinese]