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Former Apple Design Director Matt Casebolt Joins Tesla Motors

Yesterday, Apple’s Director of Developer Tools and the creator of programming language Swift Chris Lattner announced his departure from the company and today, Electrek is reporting that Matt Casebolt, a Senior Director of Design for Apple’s Mac lineup has left the company to join Tesla Motors as Sr. Director Engineering, Closures & Mechanisms. Casebolt is also credited with designing the...

Tesla Buys Grohmann Engineering to Boost Model 3 Production

Tesla Motors has today announced its acquisition of Germany’s Grohmann Engineering, the global engineering leader which will now become Tesla’s new Advanced Automation facility based in Germany, a new subdivision of the automaker dedicated to boosting the production of Model 3. Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk told TechCrunch that this will be the company's "first acquisition of...

Apple Recruits Former Tesla VP for Its Secret Car Project [u]

Apple has hired former Tesla VP of Vehicle Engineering and former Aston Martin Chief Engineer, Chris Porritt to work on “Project Titan” or the rumoured Apple Car project, reports 9to5Mac. You may recall from earlier reports that Steve Zadesky, to be heading Apple's secret electric car project, has left the company. If this is indeed...

Tesla Model S Car Can be Fully Controlled by Apple Watch [VIDEO]

From unlocking and starting a Tesla Model S car, to opening the roof and turning on the air conditioning, every single thing can now be done by simply using the Apple Watch, thanks to the upcoming Remote S app. According the app’s developer Allen Wong from Rego Apps, the Remote S app is not yet live in the App Store, but...

Is Tesla Winning the Employee Poaching War against Apple?

Tesla has hired away more than 150 employees from Apple, according to a report from Bloomberg Business. This is the highest number of employees from one company. The company has hired at least 150 former Apple employees, more than from any other company, even carmakers. The former Apple staffers work in many areas of the...

Tesla to Allow Owners to Start the Model S With an iPhone [u]

Tesla Motors will allow owners to start the Model S with only an iPhone, by issuing a firmware update in the next few months. According to 9to5Mac’s report, starting the Model S with an iPhone is speculated to involve Touch ID and may coincide with the launch of iOS 8 next month. The source has also obtained...