Notably, a lot of them specialize in hardware engineering corroborate reports that Apple's car plans go beyond just software.
● Johann Jungwirth, former President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research & Development
● Robert Gough, former Software Engineering Line Manager at Autoliv
● David Nelson, former Mechanical Engineering Manager at Tesla Motors
● Pete Augenbergs, former Mechanical Engineer at Tesla Motors
● Hugh Jay, former Transmission Design Engineer at EMCO Gears
● John Ireland, former Senior Powertain Test Engineer at Tesla Motors
● Mujeeb Ijaz, former CTO at A123 Venture Technologies, developing Lithium Ion Energy Storage technology
● Rui Guan, former Drive Train Engineer at Ogin Inc.
● David Perner, former Hybrid Electric Vehicle System Energy Analysis Engineer at Ford
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As you can see, Apple is assembling quite the team. Currently, is unclear if Apple's electric car will be autonomous. An early WSJ report indicated it was not working on a self-driving vehicle; however, a followup Reuters report claimed it will be self-driving.
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