Apple Car Reportedly Lost Some Top Managers In Recent Months
The Apple Car, or Project Titan as it was once known, has been in the works for years at this point and it’s gone through plenty of changes. Some of those changes have been taking place in recent months, too, with a number of managers having left the project.
According to a new Bloomberg report, several managers have moved on to pastures new including some recently.
Apple Inc. 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.
In recent days, Dave Scott, who led teams working on robotics related to the car, left to become the chief executive officer at Hyperfine, a health care company developing next-generation MRI systems. Before Scott’s departure, Jaime Waydo, who led autonomous car safety and regulation teams, departed to become the chief technology officer at Cavnue, a startup focused on the safety of autonomous cars on public roads.
In February, Benjamin Lyon, who helped create Apple’s original car team several years ago and was key in the future project’s development, left to become the chief engineer at Astra, a company developing technology for sending satellites to space.
It isn’t clear at this point exactly what the Apple Car project is. Some believe Apple to be working on an autonomous taxi service while others think the company will sell its self-driving tech to the highest bidder. The likes of Kia and Hyundai have recently been in talks about building a car for Apple, according to other reports.
Whatever Apple Car winds up being, it’s going to be a few years before it comes to fruition. That much we know already.