Apple VP of Technology Kevin Lynch Takes Over Apple Car Project [Report]

Apple VP of Technology Kevin Lynch Takes Over Apple Car Project [Report]

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Apple has put VP of Technology Kevin Lynch in charge of the Apple Car project following the departure of Doug Field to Ford, reports Bloomberg.

Lynch purportedly started working on the car project earlier this year when he took over teams that had been handling the underlying software. Sources say he is now overseeing the whole group, including hardware engineering and work on self-driving sensors.

As vice president of technology, Lynch helped create watchOS and led development of health related software, including the Health app on iPhone. It's unclear if he will remain leader of the Apple Car project or if the company will eventually tap a leader with more experience building vehicles.

The choice of Lynch to head the car project indicates much of the company’s focus still remains on underlying software and self-driving technology -- rather than the vehicle’s physical mechanics. Lynch has been a software executive for decades, not someone who oversees hardware teams. He’s also never worked at a car company. That contrasts with previous executives. The Apple car project’s first manager, Steve Zadesky, was an engineer at Ford earlier in his career. Field, meanwhile, was a senior executive at Tesla before taking over the Apple project.

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Apple VP of Technology Kevin Lynch Takes Over Apple Car Project [Report]

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