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Apple boosts its 'Project Titan' electric car plan by hiring the cofounder of EV startup Canoo, who also spent 30 years at BMW

Apple CEO Tim Cook. Roy Rochlin / WireImage Apple hired a former BMW exec and Canoo cofounder to work on its electric car project, Bloomberg first reported. Ulrich Kranz spent 30 years at BMW before setting up startup Canoo, which he became CEO of in 2019. Apple is reportedly building a self-driving electric car, but has made no public announcements. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former BMW executive and cofounder of autonomous electric ve...
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Apple confirms hiring of Ulrich Kranz, former CEO of EV company Canoo

Apple has hired the former co-founder and CEO of electric vehicle company Canoo to help with the development of the Apple Car, Bloomberg first reported, citing unnamed sources. Apple has confirmed to TechCrunch it has hired Kranz, but did not provide further details into his job responsibilities or title. Kranz resigned his position at Canoo in April after steering the company toward public listing and a new leadership team, and he is reported to have been scooped up by Apple with...
Tags: Apple, Transportation, Tech, Tesla, Automotive, Electric Vehicles, Tim Cook, Bmw, Reuters, Apple Car, BMW AG, Personnel, Kranz, Ulrich Kranz, Doug Field, Canoo

Apple Hires Former BMW Executive for Its Rebooted Car Project

Apple has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW AG's electric car division, to help lead its own vehicle efforts. Bloomberg reports: The technology giant hired Kranz in recent weeks, about a month after he stepped down as chief executive officer of Canoo, a developer of self-driving electric vehicles. Before co-founding Canoo, Kranz was senior vice president of the group that developed the i3 and i8 cars at BMW, where he worked for 30 years. Kranz is one of Apple's most signific...
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Apple Car Development Hits Bumpy Road Following the Departure of Multiple Managers: Report

In the ongoing saga of Apple’s long-rumored plans to build an electric car, a new report claims the company has hit a bumpy stretch after multiple top managers from the auto development division have left the company in recent months. Read more...
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Apple Loses Multiple Top Managers From Self-Driving Car Division

Apple has lost multiple top managers of its self-driving car team in recent months, a sign of attrition at the division involved in what could become an important future product. From a report: The iPhone maker has hundreds of engineers working on underlying self-driving car technology as well as groups of employees working on an actual vehicle, Bloomberg News has reported. Running the division is Doug Field, a former top vehicle engineer for Tesla, along with a management team of fewer than a d...
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Tim Cook drops hints about autonomous tech and the Apple car

Apple CEO Tim Cook dropped a few hints in an interview released Monday about the direction of the much-anticipated Apple car, including that autonomous vehicle technology will likely be a key feature. “The autonomy itself is a core technology, in my view,” Cook told Kara Swisher in an interview on the “Sway” podcast. “If you sort of step back, the car, in a lot of ways, is a robot. An autonomous car is a robot. And so there’s lots of things you can do with autonomy. And we’ll see what Apple does...
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Apple Car Sensor Manager Departs Company for Space Startup Astra

Benjamin Lyon, who was heading up a sensor team working on the Apple Car, recently departed Apple to join space startup Astra as the company's chief engineer. Lyon shared the news in an interview with TechCrunch, where he said that he moved on to Astra because he was interested in Astra's vision as it works on small satellite deployment. "I think the Astra vision is this magical combination of fundamentally taking the rocket science out of space. How do you do that? Well, you better have a g...
Tags: Apple, Tesla, Bloomberg, Lyon, Apple Car, Astra, Bob Mansfield, Doug Field, Benjamin Lyon, Apple Lyon, John Giannandrea Prior

Apple's move into the EV market may not be the threat to Tesla that some believe, Morgan Stanley analysts say

Is Apple's EV future a threat to Tesla? Cavan Images/Getty Images Tesla may not be as vulnerable to Apple's EV entry as some claim, say Morgan Stanley analysts. Apple will need to focus on vertical integration if it wants to compete in the low margin vehicle business. That doesn't mean Tesla isn't facing a slew of new challenges from the competition in a now-crowded industry. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. In December, Reuters reported that Apple was targeting the ...
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Apple iCar: The Next Big Thing?

Apple has targeted 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include proprietary self-driving and battery technologies, according to Reuters. Project Titan, The iPad creator’s automotive effort, started in 2014 with the goal of Apple designing its own vehicle. Apple later scaled back the effort to shift its focus elsewhere. Doug Field, an Apple veteran […] The post Apple iCar: The Next Big Thing? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
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Apple plans self-driving car 'in 2024 with next-level battery technology'

It has been a bumpy ride for Apple’s Project Titan, but sources suggest a passenger vehicle may not be far offApple is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own battery technology, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.The iPhone maker’s automotive efforts, known as Project Titan, have proceeded unevenly since 2014 when it first started to design its own vehicle from scratch. At one point, Apple scaled b...
Tags: Apple, Technology, Tesla, Self-driving Cars, Reuters, Doug Field

The ‘Apple car’ chatter is back with new reports pointing to a 2024 launch date

The demise of the Apple car, the technology giant’s not-so-secret secret project, was perhaps overstated. Apple’s so-called Project Titan, which last year reduced the team by some 200 employees, is not only alive, it has plans to produce an electric passenger vehicle with “breakthrough battery technology” and automated vehicle technology by 2024, according to a report from Reuters. It’s unclear what the vehicle will look like, who will be the manufacturing partner or if the self-driving syste...
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Apple Targets Car Production By 2024 and Eyes 'Next Level' Battery Technology

According to Reuters, Apple is moving forward with self-driving car technology and is targeting 2024 to produce a passenger vehicle that could include its own breakthrough battery technology. From the report: The iPhone maker's automotive efforts, known as Project Titan, have proceeded unevenly since 2014 when it first started to design its own vehicle from scratch. At one point, Apple drew back the effort to focus on software and reassessed its goals. Doug Field, an Apple veteran who had worked...
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Apple's Project Titan layoffs targeted engineers and project managers, it revealed in a filing (AAPL)

A newly released regulatory filing by Apple offers new details on the layoffs at its self-driving car effort. The company is cutting the jobs of dozens of engineers and project managers. Those affected will officially be out of a job in mid April. The layoffs at Apple's self-driving car project mostly targeted engineers and their managers, a newly released filing shows. Of the 190 people laid off by the iPhone maker, 33 were hardware engineers, 22 were software engineers, and 31 were product ...
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Apple has made some big changes in recent months — here's a look at the top new hires and moves you might have missed (AAPL)

For Apple, 2019 is already shaping up to be a year marked by change. Following the company’s announcement in November that it would no longer break out iPhone unit sales in earnings reports, the firm is making several key leadership changes as it prioritizes other emerging product segments like digital services, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles, which The Wall Street Journal outlined in a report on Monday. The changes are likely part of an ongoing effort by Apple to reduce its re...
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Apple dismisses over 200 employees from its Project Titan autonomous vehicle group

Apple has laid off 200 employees earlier this week from Project Titan, which is its autonomous vehicle group. In August 2017, Apple enlisted a Tesla engineering vice president and Apple veteran, Doug Field, to lead the Titan team alongside Bob Mansfield. However, this week’s dismissals from the group were seen as anticipated restructuring under the relatively new leadership. The laid-off employees will be staying at Apple but will be moved to different parts of the company. Apple, for a while...
Tags: Apple, News, Tesla, Blogging, Project Titan, Bob Mansfield, Doug Field

Apple cuts hundreds of employees from secretive self-driving car project

Apple has cut more than 200 employees from its self-driving car team, known internally as 'Project Titan'. Project Titan has been a significant but closely guarded project at the iPhone creator for nearly five years. At its height, it was said that over 5,000 employees were either working on or aware of the self-driving car projects reportedly lead by Ford and Apple veteran Bob Mansfield since 2014. The latest dismissals come as the company restructures its autonomous technology projects...
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Apple’s secretive Project Titan just received another serious setback

Apple's automotive ambitions took a significant hit recently, with CNBC reporting that Apple recently cut 200 employees from Project Titan, the company's somewhat secretive automotive research initiative. Notably, these weren't all layoffs as a good number of employees have reportedly been shifted over to different project groups within the company. The news comes at an interesting time given that Doug Field -- who formerly worked as a Senior VP of Engineering at Tesla -- rejoined A...
Tags: Apple, News, Tesla, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Cnbc, Bob Mansfield, Doug Field

Big Apple Layoffs Pump Brakes on Its Autonomous Cars

Apple’s bid to enter the autonomous vehicle space has just suffered another setback. The Cupertino company has reportedly moved 200 employees off Project Titan, according to CNBC. Credit: ShutterstockTitan has been in development since at least 2014, and although Apple hasn’t always been forthcoming in acknowledging it, a spokesperson responded to CNBC’s report by confirming the layoffs as well as the company’s commitment to self-driving technologies. “We have an incredibly talented team worki...
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Apple Lays Off Over 200 Employees Working on Secretive Self-Driving Car Project

Over 200 employees working on Apple’s self-driving cars project, code-named Project Titan, have been laid off. The move is being positioned internally as an “anticipated restructuring,” according to the earliest reports, though it’s not immediately clear that the job losses were actually expected by the people who…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Science, Tesla, Autonomous Vehicles, Autonomous Cars, Icar, Self Driving Cars, Apple Car, Project Titan, Doug Field, Xmotors

Apple laid off 200 people from its self-driving car unit Project Titan

Apple laid off 200 employees from its self-driving car unit, "Project Titan," CNBC reported. An Apple spokesperson confirmed the news to CNBC, but added that some employees have been moved to other departments in the company, rather than being fully dismissed. Apple's secretive car project has been going since 2014, and has been marked by executive reshuffles, changes in direction, and rounds of layoffs. In 2018 Apple poached two Tesla executives, and the layoffs have reportedly been billed as...
Tags: Apple, Elon Musk, California, Trends, Tesla, Fbi, Tim Cook, Cnbc, Business Insider, Andrew Kim, Doug Field

Apple poached another Tesla engineer, fuelling more speculation about an Apple car

Another senior Tesla engineer has just joined Apple. Andrew Kim worked on numerous Tesla vehicles including the Model 3, prompting speculation that Apple could be working once again on making cars. Apple hired chief Tesla engineer Doug Field back in August. Apple has poached another senior Tesla engineer, fuelling speculation that it is once again working on a car of its own. Andrew Kim, who made a name for himself at Microsoft working on products like the HoloLens and Xbox One S, was at Tesl...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Elon Musk, Microsoft, Trends, Tesla, Bloomberg, Tim Cook, Kim, HoloLens, Andrew Kim, Doug Field, Apple CNBC

Elon Musk says Apple doesn't really 'blow people's minds' anymore (AAPL, TSLA)

Elon Musk says that Apple's products don't blow people's minds anymore. He added that Apple still makes great phones, though. He's called Apple the "Tesla graveyard" in the past, suggesting that Tesla employees that don't work out often land at Apple. Tesla CEO and celebrity entrepreneur Elon Musk took some time out of his busy schedule boosting Model 3 production and running SpaceX to sit down with Recode's Kara Swisher for an hour-long interview. Although he didn't smoke weed this time, he ...
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Tesla's chief accountant quits after one month on the job (TSLA)

Tesla's chief accountant resigned on September 4, the company said Friday, after just one month on the job. The executive said intense focus on the company led him to "reconsider" his future, but he has no qualms about Tesla or its financial reporting. Also on Friday, Bloomberg reported HR chief Gaby Toledano will not return from a leave of absence that began in August. Tesla shares sank more than 8% in trading. Follow Tesla's stock price in real time here.    Tesla sank more than 8%  Friday,...
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Tesla’s chief people officer takes leave of absence

Tesla’s chief people officer Gaby Toledano, and one of the few female executives at the automaker, is on leave of absence 15 months after taking the senior management position. The company confirmed she was on leave and did not provide a timeline of when she might return or if this move was more permanent. “Gaby previously asked to go on leave to spend time with her family, and we support that. The HR team has been sharing her responsibilities,” the company said in a statement. Toledano joined T...
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A ton of Tesla employees are getting poached by Apple, which Elon Musk once called the 'Tesla graveyard' (AAPL, TSLA)

Tesla and Apple compete for the same talent in fields like software, batteries, supply chain, and mechanical engineering.  So there has always been a lot of employees that jump from one company to the other. But recently, the flow has been going from Tesla to Apple, according to CNBC, which says that the iPhone maker has poached at least 46 employees from Tesla in 2018.  Tesla CEO Elon Musk once said that "if you don't make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple." Elon Musk once called Apple the ...
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Tesla's Chief Vehicle Engineer Returns To Apple

Doug Field, the former VP of Mac hardware who left Apple to become Tesla's chief vehicle engineer, has returned to Cupertino. Field is reportedly working on the company's secretive "Project Titan" self-driving car program. The Verge reports: Field ran Tesla's vehicle production and engineering, but CEO Elon Musk took over responsibility for production this year after the company failed to meet its initial first-quarter goal for the Model 3. Field then took a leave of absence in May, and subseque...
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Head Tesla engineer leaves for Apple to possibly reboot self-driving car

Apple's self-driving car project could get the reboot as a former chief engineer for Tesla Motors left the company to go back to Apple. Doug Field, who worked at Tesla from 2013 until last month, will go back to Apple. The post Head Tesla engineer leaves for Apple to possibly reboot self-driving car appeared first on Digital Trends.
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Ex-Tesla engineer Doug Field is back at Apple, working on its self-driving car program, Project Titan

Doug Field, a former Apple engineer who jumped to Tesla in 2013 and eventually oversaw production of the Tesla Model 3, is back at Apple and he's working with the team in charge of Apple's self-driving car program. Field rejoined Bob Mansfield, who is leading Apple's Project Titan, tech journalist John Gruber and Reuters reported late Thursday night. Field stepped away from Tesla in May. The electric-car maker officially announced his departure in July. Project Titan has shown signs of life in...
Tags: Apple, Trends, Tesla, Fbi, John Gruber, Reuters, Kif Leswing, Bob Mansfield, Doug Field

Doug Field, former Tesla engineering chief, returns to Apple

Doug Field, who stepped down as the senior vice president of engineering at Tesla Inc last month, is returning to Apple Inc , Apple told Reuters on Thursday. Field will be working with Apple executive Bob Mansfield, who has been heading up Apple's self-driving car programme, Project Titan, according to Daring Fireball, a technology news website that earlier reported Field's move. Apple did not comment on Field's new position.
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Tesla production leader Doug Field exits company

Tesla on Monday confirmed that the head of Model 3 production, who went on leave after chief executive Elon Musk took over his duties, will not be returning. The departure of engineering senior vice president Doug Field came as California-based Tesla appeared to have finally hit a self-imposed goal of cranking out 5,000 Model 3 electric cars in a week. In a note to investors on Monday, Analyst Trip Chowdhry of Global Equities said that in the preceding week, Tesla produced 5,000 of its Model 3...
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