Project Titan

Apple’s Self-Driving Car Still Struggling and Nearly Hit a Jogger: Report

A new report from The Information explores "Apple's eight-year struggle to build a self-driving car," and in doing so divulges several details about the design of Apple's latest prototypes. Apple's bid to create its own car, internally codenamed "Project Titan," has been a long journey with lots of bumps along the way. The Project Titan team...

Apple Manager for Self-Driving Car Project Departs After Less Than a Year

Christopher "CJ" Moore, a manager working on Apple's "Project Titan" self-driving electric car, has left for lidar leader Luminar Technologies after less than one year at the company — reports Bloomberg. Moore worked as a director for Autopilot projects at Tesla before joining Apple in August 2021. He will now lead global software development for...

Apple Car Might Leverage Toshiba Lithium Titanate Batteries [VIDEO]

[caption id="attachment_346104" align="aligncenter" width="1440"] Image: The Limiting Factor on YouTube[/caption] In a recently published YouTube video, The Limiting Factor's Jordan Giesige talked about rumours of Apple considering Toshiba's SCiB batteries, made from Lithium Titanate, for the 'Project Titan' electric vehicle (EV). https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=DS28us0cv0A https://youtu.be/S1iZA8CzjxU After original speculations of the EV being slated for a 2021 release but then suffering...

Apple Hires Former Tesla Interior/Exterior Engineering Exec Steve MacManus

Apple has hired Steve MacManus, at least the third Tesla engineering executive to join the Cupertino, California-based technology giant in the last year. According to a new Bloomberg report, MacManus, a former Tesla boss in charge of engineering for car exteriors and interiors, is being seen by some analysts as indicating something is indeed afoot in self-driving cars...

Apple to Reportedly Acquire Self-Driving Car Startup Drive.ai

Apple is looking to take a bigger bite out of the autonomous vehicle sector by buying Drive.ai. [caption id="attachment_294848" align="aligncenter" width="1600"] Drive.ai[/caption] The news comes from The Information, which said on Wednesday Apple is looking to execute an "acqui-hire" of the company. Basically, Apple is looking to simply purchase the talent inside of the company, perhaps...

Apple Reportedly in Talks with LiDAR Sensor Suppliers with ‘Revolutionary Design’ for Project Titan

Apple is reportedly in talks with LiDAR makers regarding sensors that could be used for its Project Titan self-driving vehicle initiative. According to a new report from Reuters, Apple has held talks with at least four companies as possible suppliers for next-generation LiDAR sensors in self-driving cars, evaluating the companies’ technology while also still working...

Apple Hires Tesla’s Former Head of Electric Powertrains

Apple's electric car program just got a major boost. According to a new report from Electrek, the Cupertino company has hired former Tesla engineering vice president Michael Schwekutsch and put him in Apple's special projects department. The group is known for groundbreaking projects apart from mobile devices such as Project Titan, Apple's self-driving car technology. Schwekutsch's departure...

Apple Cuts Autonomous Vehicle Team ‘Project Titan’ by 200 Employees

Apple has dismissed a significant number of employees from its autonomous vehicle group, Project Titan. Apple cut about 200 jobs from its secretive autonomous car division, Project Titan, CNBC reported early this morning. The move is being described as an "anticipated restructuring." An Apple spokesperson acknowledged the changes but attributed them to staff restructuring rather than layoffs. Project...

The Apple Car Will Launch Within Seven Years: Ming-Chi Kuo

The Apple Car may roll out between 2023 and 2025, predicts an analyst, as the company drives towards its next trillion. Highly-respected analyst Ming-Chi Kuo of TF Securities, who has a virtually impeccable track record predicting what Apple products will launch when, today sent out a new note for investors (via Mac Rumors) outlining products that he expects to...