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Ford poaches Apple car project chief Doug Field

Posted in REVIEWS on September 7, 2021
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The head of Apple's car project, Doug Field, is going to work for Ford Motor Co to lead the automaker's advanced technology and embedded systems efforts, a hiring coup for Ford Chief Executive Jim Farley. Field most recently served as vice president of special projects at Apple and was previously senior vice president, engineering at Tesla. Earlier in his career, Field worked at Ford. In his new role, Field will report to Farley, leading software Read More »

Apple hires former BMW EV executive for its rebooted car project

Posted in REVIEWS on June 10, 2021
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Apple Inc. has hired Ulrich Kranz, a former senior executive at BMW AG’s electric car division, to help lead its own vehicle efforts, according to people familiar with the situation. The technology giant hired Kranz in recent weeks, about a month after he stepped down as chief executive officer of Canoo Inc., a developer of self-driving electric vehicles. Before co-founding Canoo, Kranz was senior vice president of the group that developed the i3 and i8 cars Read More »

Apple talking with CATL and BYD about batteries for its electric car

Posted in REVIEWS on June 8, 2021
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SHANGHAI/HONG KONG — Apple is in early-stage talks with China's CATL and BYD about supplying batteries for its planned electric vehicle, four people with knowledge of the matter said. The discussions are subject to change, and it is not clear if agreements with either CATL or BYD will be reached, said the people who declined to be named as the discussions are private. Apple has made building manufacturing facilities in the United States a condition Read More »