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What We Know About The Apple Car So Far

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As reported earlier by us, Apple has not yet made an official announcement about its new electric car project that is currently being called Project Titan. What we know about it, is that Apple has been on a recruiting spree, hiring about a hundred new professionals from Tesla, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and the like. They have also hired  former deputy director of the Autonomous Systems Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Paul Furgale. In fact very recently, Apple just settled a law suit filed against them by automotive battery manufacturer A123 Systems accusing them of an attempt to use A123 employees to start a battery operation.

Doug Betts Apple Inc.

Their latest hire is Mr.Betts, a former VP for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), who has also worked with Toyota and Nissan in the past. He worked at Chrysler from 2007 to 2014 and is said to have left one day after after the company had a relatively poor showing in a Consumer Reports quality survey.  It is said that Mr.Betts may be the first major automotive executive to join Apple.

Furgale is said to be hiring recruits and researchers to work with him while Apple CEO Tim Cook is also said to have hired Steve Zedesky, a veteran product designer and former Ford Motor Co. engineer, to hire a 1000 member team and recruit employees from other parts of Apple.

This initiative from Apple Inc. comes at a time when many other software companies are looking at opportunities in the automobile industry by creating software savvy, driver-less cars. Google and Uber have also been reported as developing and testing what might be called the next-gen automobiles.

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Rachel Issac
Rachel Issac
Rachel Issac, very much like Jon Snow, knows nothing. She likes to sleep, read, write and watch TV. Asymmetrical things bother her and she currently uses her spare time to write for iGyaan.in.
22 comments
Usman Ahmad
Usman Ahmad

Yeah and it'll use millions worth of fuel just to travel a KM

Sonu Rai
Sonu Rai

woooooooooooooooooo awesome

Karan Patil
Karan Patil

What I know is it looks 'unattractive'

Vishal Goodwin
Vishal Goodwin

saale ko phone to banana nhi ata car kya banaye ga

Sheikh Zishan
Sheikh Zishan

Now i m xpecting a google's bike asus cycles motorola's rikshaw :p

Koundinya Somayaji
Koundinya Somayaji

What we know about the apple car is that if u want one, u better sell ur house to buy one.......

Pranith Kumar
Pranith Kumar

what u dont know is its a renderd image!! :p