Here Are Some of the Experts Apple Has Hired to Help It Build a Car

Here Are Some of the Experts Apple Has Hired to Help It Build a Car

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Apple has reportedly given Vice President Steve Zadesky the go ahead to form a 1,000 member team to work on an electric car. Here's a look at some of Zadesky's team members compiled by 9to5Mac.

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

Hit the link below for even more hires and more details on their past and present roles.

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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Here Are Some of the Experts Apple Has Hired to Help It Build a Car

Asdlol - February 20, 2015 at 8:36am
noone - February 19, 2015 at 11:39pm
I hardly wait i love apple packaging i just wonder how this will be packed will there be any video of unpacking or other moronic shayt.
Fabio T Garcia - February 19, 2015 at 6:19pm
It should be made with buckypaper material.