A new high-level hire fuels Apple's electric car rumors.
Apple must be indeed working on a car. The company hired Doug Betts who was until last year Senior Vice President and Global Head of Quality for Chrysler Group and Fiat S.p.A.
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His LinkedIn profile says that he is now in "Operations - Apple Inc." He was at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles for 7 years. Before Chrysler he has been at Nissan Motors and at Toyota. This is a car guy through and through.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple has hired by now hundreds of people to work on the secret car project titled Titan.
There is no official word on any details of Apple's car plans. It is assumed that Apple is developing a self-driving electric car, but at this point it is all just a rumor. It is a very concrete rumor as the car related hires tell a lot.
The Titan project is supposed to be led by Steve Zadesky, a veteran product designer and former Ford Motor engineer. He has supposed the mission to create a 1,000 person team to work on an electric car.
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Unless Apple is doing something different, the company comes in late into the electric car segment. Tesla Motors and all major car makers offer electric cars. Google is pushing ahead with self-driving cars, which appear to be the most advanced so far. Major car makers like Audi have shown self-driving cars.