Former Tesla engineer joins Apple, fueling more car development rumors

The rumors that Apple is secretly developing its own self-driving car got another boost today. It was revealed that Jamie Carlson, a former senior engineer on Tesla's Autopilot self-driving car program, has now joined Apple in an unnamed position on its special projects team.

According to Reuters:

A LinkedIn profile for Jamie Carlson shows that he has left Tesla and moved to Apple. At least six others with experience developing self-driving technology and systems have joined Apple, according to their LinkedIn profiles.Attempts to reach all seven people were unsuccessful and Apple declined to comment.Sources have said that Apple is developing a car and studying self-driving technology, but it is unclear if the iPhone maker is designing a vehicle that could drive itself.

As we have speculated before, Apple could also be working with other car makers on new vehicles that will incorporate improvements in CarPlay technology.

Source: Reuters

John Callaham

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