The exec in charge of Apple’s car project is leaving the company, according to The Wall Street Journal. (Keep in mind that the company has never confirmed that it’s working on an automobile.)
Former Ford Motor engineer Steve Zadesky has overseen the project for Apple for the past two years, but leaving due to personal (not performance) reasons, the article adds. The WSJ says the Apple Car project (supposedly codenamed “Titan”) has hit some snags with the team in charge being pressured toward “ambitious deadlines.” Zadesky was reportedly assembling a 1,000-member team for the project.
Bloomberg Business claims that Apple, “which has been working secretly on a car, is pushing its team to begin production of an electric vehicle as early as 2020.” 9to5Mac has compiled a list of automotive experts hired by Apple and says “it’s clear Apple’s ambitions go well beyond just its iOS-based CarPlay in-dash system.” BGR notes any “Applemobile” will likely be an electric car of some kind, especially given Apple CEO Tim Cook’s dedication to expanding the use of greener energy.