While Apple continues to work on developing a fully autonomous electric car, three engineers from the project’s management team left the company to join flying taxi initiatives.
Apple’s fully autonomous vehicle development project, which has been highly anticipated since its first appearance, continues to lose its important names. Lastly, with the 3 engineers leaving the company, 6 people from the management team of the project have moved to other companies so far this year.
Changes continue in the management team of the Apple Car project, where the Cupertino-based technology giant is working. Finally, Eric Rogers, Apple Car’s head of radar systems engineering, went to the flying taxi startup Joby Aviation. Alex Clarabut, chief engineering officer of the battery team, and Stephen Spiteri, chief of hardware engineering, have also joined another flying taxi startup, Archer Aviation.
Earlier this month, Apple Car engineering director Michael Schwekutsch also left Apple for Archer Aviation, and in September project lead Doug Field left the project after three years to move to Ford.
Based on the patents Apple has received so far, concept images of the Apple Car, which is expected to be introduced in 2025, were shared. It is stated that the design philosophy of the company was also taken into account while creating the concept images.