By Ivan Maltsev
Sources in the corporation said that one of the new employees now works in the special projects department as a design engineer. While working for a German company, he oversaw the issues of mass production of cars, steering, dynamics, software, and project management. It is known that the engineer worked at Porsche before being employed at Mercedes.
We only know about the second team member because he also worked at Mercedes and was recently hired. The names of both specialists are not disclosed.
Thus, the new employees will join the list of specialists hired by Tim Cook’s company and previously worked for other automakers. In particular, before that, Apple lured employees of Porsche, Volkswagen, BMW, Audi, and Tesla.
The journalists clarified that as part of the project to create the first electro car, which Apple keeps in the strictest secrecy, the corporation has to rely on the experience of specialists from other companies.
In early September, Digitimes sources reported that Apple plans to start producing electric cars in 2024. Earlier, Wedbush analyst Daniel Ives said that the first car from Apple is unlikely to be released earlier than in a couple of years.