【苹果聘请前特斯拉工程负责人,可能计划造汽车】

【苹果聘请前特斯拉工程负责人,可能计划造汽车】苹果公司前Mac硬件工程副总裁,在被特斯拉挖走五年后重返苹果。据Gruber报道,他将加入苹果绝密造车计划Project Titan,这表明苹果可能会重新开始开发汽车的计划。

Apple hints at plan to build a car after all as it rehires ex-Tesla engineering head

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If you’re looking for hints that Apple might deliver on its long-rumored plan to develop its own car, a significant one landed this week after it emerged that Doug Field — Apple’s former VP of Mac hardware engineering — has rejoined from the company after a spell with Tesla.

John Gruber at Daring Fireball broke the news of Field returning to Apple following five years at Tesla where he oversaw the production of the Model 3.

Apple confirmed in a statement to TechCrunch that it has rehired Field, but it declined to give information about this role. Gruber reports, however, that Field will link up with Bob Mansfield, the former colleague he worked with on the Mac hardware business. Mansfield just so happens to be the person who is heading up Apple’s ‘Project Titan’ car project, having been tempted back and out of retirement, so there’s a lot to dig into.

There’s been plenty of speculation about the secretive Project Titan, most notably it was reported in 2016 that Apple had abandoned plans to develop a car. Instead, it was said to be focused on autonomous driving technology. While the project remains pretty opaque and tough to gauge, the hiring of the man who oversaw Tesla production — right after Apple poached a Waymo self-driving engineer — is a pretty interesting clue that suggests Apple might be reviving plans to develop a car once again.

原文链接:https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/09/apple-doug-field-car/


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