Apple hires ex-Lamborghini engineer to run self-driving car project

Apple hires ex-Lamborghini engineer to run self-driving car project


Apple has managed to bring another key figure from the automotive industry to its self-driving car project. This is the former head of chassis and dynamics at Lamborghini, Luigi Taborrelli. The statement was released this week by Bloomberg.

Rumors at the time are that the Cupertino company is working on speed to launch the long-awaited Apple Car by 2025. Currently, the project is led by Kevin Lynch and John Giannandrea, head of the company’s machine learning division.

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One of the concepts of the Apple Car. Photo: Tech Blood/Reproductive

The two were responsible for major market movements to build a team of renowned engineers and design managers, who also came from other specialist car manufacturers such as Tesla, Volvo, Mercedes, Porsche, McLaren and Aston Martin.

The plan is to introduce a fully autonomous electric car by then, without even the presence of a steering wheel. With more than 20 years of experience in the field, Taraborrelli is seen as one of the biggest names that the company has managed so far to start its project.

The specialist was involved in some of the Italian brand’s biggest successes, such as the Lamborghini Huracán, the Aventador and the SUV Urus. It remains to be seen if the Apple Car will have the same extravagant touch as the Italian sports cars.

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Volkswagen’s CEO doubts Apple’s car project

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess believes Apple has other plans for the long-awaited Apple Car. Instead of an autonomous EV, the company would be working on a new software-only platform, he believes.

For Diess, Apple wants to make its products an integral part of the driving experience in modern cars. “I’m not sure Apple will bring cars to market,” Diess said at the hub.berlin conference in June.

Via: Bloomberg

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