Apple appears to have actually employed yet another previous Tesla engineer to join its ever growing automatic car group.
First discovered by Reuters, Apple has employed Jamie Carlson to most likely join its car team. Carlson’s LinkedIn profile shows that he has actually left Tesla and signed up with Apple, although his role at Apple is simply listed as a a member of a special projects group.
While at Tesla, Carlson worked on its Auto-pilot self-driving program. Prior to his stint at Tesla, he dealt with vehicle vision systems for Gentex Corp.
Reuters also notes that Apple has actually recently added 6 other members to its self driving car group, including Megan McClain, a former Volkswagen engineer working in automated driving, along with Vinay Palakkode, a Carnegie Mellon University researcher. Other hires include Xianqiao Tong, previously at Nvidia, and Paul Frugal, previously deputy director of the Autonomous Systems Lab at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. Previously this summer, Apple worked with Doug Betts, who previously led international quality assurance at Fiat Chysler.
Previously this year, the it was reported that Tim Cook approved Apple’s electric automobile job back in 2014 and has actually put “hundreds” of workers to the job’s group. Other formerly reported hires consist of president and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & & Advancement Johann Jungwirth. We broke down a few of the noteworthy members of Apple’s automobile group right here, too.
Tesla and Apple have actually long been involved in what many have called a “poaching war” when it pertains to self-driving cars. Although, Tesla CEO Elon Musk mentioned that his company has poached 5 times as numerous staff members from Apple as Apple has from Tesla. Musk also commented that he “hopes” Apple will certainly go into the automobile market.
Most recently, it was reported that Apple is currently searching for secret vehicle test tracks for its automobile, with the job moving on quicker than at first anticipated. Apple is said to have revealed interest in dealing with BMW, but those talks apparently stalled.