According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Apple is currently working on a secret project “Titan” supposedly involving an electric car, that hundreds of employees working on it.
CEO Tim Cook had approved the project a year ago. The currently wearing, according to the Journal of the code-name of “Titan”. Behind it is actually an electric car from the house of Apple stuck. Currently, the design recall a minivan.
Steve Zadesky, Apple vice president of product design is intended, the team currently manage. He had also received permission to create a 1000-strong team and take on Apple In place of various divisions.
A few miles from the current Apple premises should the employee be housed and deal inter alia with robotics and metals.
Shortly before, the Financial Times reported (via 9to5Mac) that Apple could win the former president and CEO of Research and Development at Mercedes Benz Johann Jungwirth for themselves. He is in Cupertino work as Director in the “Mac Systems Development”. The Financial Times reported on a new, top-secret building for product research in the automotive sector. This should be set up shortly after the launch of the Apple Watch last September.
In early February have been seen on the streets of California minivans, Apple has leased for his purposes. On the roof of the vehicles was a construction with a total of twelve cameras. What Apple used the vehicles is unclear.
Tesla employees provided with an utterance also for wild speculation. According to him, Apple wants an electric car manufacturers to compete. A competition for employees both companies provide are however already Tesla had only recently declared that many Apple employees go to the American electric car manufacturers, while Apple is difficult to do, poach Tesla employees – but this high bonuses and salary Deals .