Apple is Reportedly Seeking a 800,000 Sq Ft Facility for Its Autonomous Car Project

Apple is Reportedly Seeking a 800,000 Sq Ft Facility for Its Autonomous Car Project

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Apple is seeking a large 800,000 square foot facility for its rumored autonomous car project, according to Victor Coleman, chief executive of Hudson Pacific Properties Inc.

Coleman is a top landlord in the San Francisco Bay Area. On a recent quarterly investor call he said, "we are seeing a definitive movement" from autonomous-car research-and-development facilities.

"We’re seeing the Toyotas of the world, the Teslas of the world, BMWs, Mercedes. Ford now is out in the marketplace looking for space. I haven’t even mentioned the 400,000 square feet that Google’s looking to take down and the 800,000 square feet that Apple’s looking to take down for their autonomous cars as well."

It's unlikely that this space would be for a factory as those are typically much larger. Recent reports say that Apple could partner with Magna, an auto parts maker in Austria, for production of an electric car. Magna is said to be the largest contract manufacturer of automobiles worldwide.

Notably, the WSJ says that Apple is also planning to expand its team working on the project. Last year, sources said the company already had 600 employees dedicated to it.

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Apple is Reportedly Seeking a 800,000 Sq Ft Facility for Its Autonomous Car Project
clown - May 8, 2016 at 7:46pm
Thats supper their are plentiful of trees all around to make 800,000 SF. Just plant anthor 100,000 then they will look the same in 100 years.
enough already - May 8, 2016 at 6:23pm
OK, reportedly seeking already for some time. We go it. That will be enough of this news for the next few months. Let us know when they find it. Thanks!
Dude.... - May 7, 2016 at 12:26am
Something about Apple making a car doesn't feel right i dunno we'll see. Design I'm guessing will be Prius like
Don't Forget - May 7, 2016 at 12:27am
It will still say "Designed in Cupertino Made in China" though.
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