Written by Staff Writer
22 Sep, 2015 | 10:46 am
Apple Inc has designated building an electric car as a “committed project” and has set a target shipping date for 2019.
The project has been code-named Titan and its leaders have been given permission to triple the 600-person team.
For Apple, a “ship date” doesn’t necessarily mean the date that customers receive a new product; it can also mean the date that engineers sign off on the product’s main features.
Apple spent more than a year investigating the feasibility of an Apple-branded car, including meeting with two groups of government officials in California.
Apple has been consistently hiring car experts as part of its effort to build a team in automated driving.
Apple has hired this year Megan McClain, a former Volkswagen AG engineer with expertise in automated driving, and Vinay Palakkode, a graduate researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, a hub of automated driving research.
Apple also hired a senior engineer from electric car maker Tesla Motors Inc, according to a LinkedIn posting.
Apple’s shares were up 1.3 percent at $114.98 on the Nasdaq.
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