Apple hires ex-Tesla engineer to work on its upcoming self-driving car
In a bid to ramp up its car efforts, Apple has hired ex-Tesla engineer Christopher Moore to work on the company’s fully autonomous vehicle. Moore has previously worked on Autopilot, Tesla’s full self-driving feature that has been marred by safety concerns. At Apple, he works under Stuart Bowers, another former Tesla executive that led the Autopilot program before leaving the company in 2019, developing software for the upcoming Apple Car.
Moore left Tesla after stirring controversy by disregarding Elon Musk’s comments about the full self-driving capability of the company's EVs. Talking to the officials from the California Department of Motor Vehicles, Moore stated that Musk’s claim about Tesla vehicles becoming fully autonomous in 2021 doesn’t represent the reality. According to Bloomberg, Moore has also been invited to act as a witness in a lawsuit against Tesla.
Apple is accelerating the development of EVs. We’ve previously reported that the iPhone-maker might be partnering with Toyota to produce its cars. According to Reuters, Cupertino is getting ready to unveil its first consumer EV in 2024.