Apple is hiring auto tech and design experts for secret electric car

Article by Christian A., on February 18, 2015

Apple Inc. is tapping automotive technology and design experts who will work on a top-secret research lab, which may imply of the tech giant’s ambition to build a car, according to a report the Financial Times that cited several people privy with the company.

The Wall Street Journal, meanwhile, citing people familiar with the matter, said in a report that Apple has hundreds of workers doing secret work that would pave way for an Apple-branded electric vehicle. According to the Journal, the project code-named “Titan” features an initial vehicle design resembling a minivan.

The paper that while Apple may decide not to proceed with a car, the technologies featured in an EV – like advanced batteries and in-car electronics -- would be of great use in the development and improvement of other Apple products.

The company is known for creating multiple prototypes for some products and features that eventually it won’t even sell. But given the background and seniority of the executives Apple is tapping, there has been speculation the company could be trying to build a car, according to the Financial Times.

For instance, Apple tapped the head of Mercedes-Benz's Silicon Valley r&d unit, Johann Jungwirth, as chief Mac Systems Engineering.

Financial Times reported that Jungwirth had joined the new research team. Two sources told Reuters that Apple has recently tried to recruit from the auto industry, two sources with knowledge of the approaches told Reuters.

Topics: apple, electric car

If you liked the article, share on:

Pin It

Comments

Recommended

Reddit user Jdubbswrx spotted a rather deceptive move coming from the German automotive manufacturer Audi. He posted an image of the supposed exhaust of the new 2018 Audi SQ5 sporting...
by - March 29, 2017
McLaren car owners will be thanking the automotive company as it has decided to roll out new goodies for the 540C, 570S and 570GT sports car line-up. From this series...
by - March 29, 2017
On July 11, Audi is set to reveal its flagship luxury sedan, the all new A8. And at this moment, none of us are sure how this model will look....
by - March 29, 2017
The recent Porsche 911 is definitely considered one of the most elite sports car to grace the roads worldwide. The task of producing its successor is challenging enough for the...
by - March 29, 2017
British startup Zenos, which entered bankruptcy administration earlier this year is now back in business. The Norfolk-based sports car manufacturer was bought by a consortium of investors headed by AC...
by - March 29, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries