Earlier this week, Business Insider said they received an email from an anonymous Apple employee saying that the company is working on something that will “give Tesla a run for its money.”
The Mac Observer published a report confirming the initial speculation from Business Insider. The author of the post says his sources at Apple back up the claim that Apple is working on a car.
“I should add that when I asked one of my sources flat out to put a percentage chance on Apple working on an actual car—rather than some kind of car-related technology—I was told, “80 percent.”
When you combine all the reports, it seems almost certain that Apple is developing a car or car-related technology. Several reports have indicated that various top employees have left Tesla to work for Apple because the project is too exciting to pass up. Most of the employees that have left Tesla for Apple are those with expertise that is suited to developing a car.
Less than a week ago a mysterious camera-equipped van was spotted in San Francisco, which sparked the rumour since the vehicle was leased to Apple. The vehicles were equipped with cameras on top, leading many to believe Apple could be creating a Google Street View rival.