There are two new reports about the rumored Apple Car project. The Wall Street Journal says Apple is among companies looking for large expanses of real estate in the San Francisco Bay Area for their autonomous-car operations.
Quoting Victor Coleman, chief executive of Hudson Pacific Properties,the articleApple is looking for an 800,000 square foot facilities. The WSJ adds that the tech company is s in the process of expanding a team that had about 600 employees last year, “according to people familiar with the matter.”
On a related note, another recent Apple hire has been linked to the Apple Car project. As noted by Quartz, Kurt Adelberger is named on a pending Google patent for a "Mediator device for smart electric vehicle charging" alongside three other inventors, including machine learning software engineer Matthew Wytock. According to his LinkedIn profile, Adelberger left Google in July 2015 to join Apple as a "product designer."