April 16, 2024
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According to a report by Bloomberg, Apple has hired former Tesla Autopilot software director Christopher Moore. The reports said that he will report to Stuart Bowers, another Tesla ex-pat who previously served as the vice president of engineering.

During his time at Tesla, Moore stirred up controversy for calling CEO Elon Musk’s full self-driving claims exaggerated. Moore pointed out that Tesla is currently at Level 2, referring to the vehicle’s level of autonomy — Level 2 means that the car still requires supervision from the driver, while Level 5 signifies full autonomy.

Apple’s electric car project, codenamed Project Titan, remains shrouded in secrecy. We do know, however, that Apple has been hiring EV experts from other companies.

Reports also suggest that Apple has been testing its self-driving cars in California. Apple’s self-driving technology is said to be based on video cameras and LiDAR radars to sense.

According to the news, Apple initially focused only on the self-driving technology but there’s now a full-fledged autonomous car in the making. The company is reportedly looking for an assembly partner to build the car based on its design.

Apple is yet to publicly announce its self-driving technology or when we can expect an autonomous car. According to a Reuters report it could take place in 2024. Analyst Ming-Chi Kuo however said that the launch won’t take place before 2025 or even 2028 so there’s still a long way to go before we see an Apple Car.

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