Doug Subject, the previous VP of Mac hardware who left Apple to develop into Tesla’s chief automobile engineer, has returned to Cupertino. Apple confirmed the information to Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, who individually experiences that Subject is now engaged on the corporate’s secretive “Mission Titan” self-driving automobile program.
Subject ran Tesla’s automobile manufacturing and engineering, however CEO Elon Musk took over duty for manufacturing this 12 months after the corporate failed to satisfy its preliminary first-quarter purpose for the Mannequin three. Subject then took a go away of absence in Might, and subsequently left the corporate altogether in June.
Mission Titan has reportedly been scaled again significantly from its preliminary scope, with lots of of individuals leaving the division as Apple is claimed to deal with in search of carmaker companions for its self-driving software program. Gruber speculates that Subject’s return to Titan suggests Apple may nonetheless have an curiosity in producing autos itself, whereas cautioning that workers do transfer between the 2 corporations usually.
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