According to Bloomberg, Apple has lost its car chief to automaker Ford.
— Mark Gurman (@markgurman) September 7, 2021
Doug Field started working at Apple in August 2018, as Vice President of the Special Projects Group, leading the automaker’s car project, or ‘Project Titan’. He had returned to Apple after a five-year stint at Tesla, where he was VP of Vehicle Programs and Engineering from 2013 to 2018.
Prior to coming back to Apple from Tesla, Field was VP of Product Design and Mac Hardware Engineering at Apple from 2008 to 2013. He now returns to Ford, where he first started working as an engineer.
Ford currently has an electric Mustang Mach-E available, while it has also unveiled its F-150 electric truck, which has since amassed over 130,000 reservations. Consumer interest in the upcoming electric pickup has been high, and in the past year, Ford’s stock has surged 83%.
Recently, Apple was said to have hired two engineers from Mercedes-Benz to assist on its self-driving electric car project, which is reported to be nearly a decade away. That’s ample time for you to start saving in your piggy bank to afford what’s potentially coming from Apple.
Apple told Bloomberg in a statement, “We’re grateful for the contributions Doug has made to Apple and we wish him all the best in this next chapter.”