Apple has again hired a former senior engineer at Tesla to speed up plans for its electric car. This was written by financial news agency Bloomberg.
This is a special move because Christopher ‘CJ’ Moore may have made the news earlier this year because he questioned Tesla chief Elon Musk’s claims about fully autonomous driving, Bloomberg reports based on informed sources.
Elon Musk said his company is about to finish putting a car on the road that can drive and steer without any human assistance. But Moore, who was the head of Tesla’s self-driving car software development division, said in an investigation by California authorities that Musk’s comments would not correspond to technical reality.
Apple declined to comment on the move. The iPhone manufacturer follows a strict confidentiality policy about plans to bring its own car to market. However, there have been rumors about it for years. Apple is said to be aiming to build its electric car by 2024. It should also be self-driving.
Moore will report at Apple to Stuart Bowers, another former Tesla executive who joined Apple late last year. Powers led Tesla’s autopilot team before leaving mid-2019.
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