Apple has acquired one of the top tech-heads from Tesla, the famous electric car company, to work on its autonomous projects.
Apple has now made an essentially imperative contract. The Cupertino-based tech giant has recently lured the Vice President of Engineering division at Tesla to work in Apple’s Project Titan. Michael Schwekutsch, the executive in focus, would join Apple as a Senior Director of Engineering at the company’s special project group to possibly oversee improvement of Apple’s self-driving cars.
Apple’s secretive Project Titan focus around developing new break-through products including credibly an autonomous car. The team involved has been working on developing different technologies that could enable the coming autonomous car. The technologies include products like Night Vision assist systems, safety belts/tail lights tailored especially for the autonomous cars of the future.
Michael Schwekutsch will be joining forces with Bob Mansfield, the former SVP Technologies for Apple, to possibly work on Apple’s autonomous car project. Michael boasts significant experience in developing electric cars. Apart from his considerable contribution at Tesla, the executive has also worked in the development of famous cars like Porsche 918 Spyder, Volvo XC90 and the BMW i8. At Tesla, the executive into the development of several notable cars like Tesla Model 3.
The hiring could be a significant impact on the project which has a considerable number of the autonomous car in California. AS of May a year ago, the company had the second highest number of the self-driving car in the city after General Motors.