Apple hires Tesla’s top self driving engineer for rival electric car project

August 23rd, 2015 Comments Off on Apple hires Tesla’s top self driving engineer for rival electric car project

Apple has hired a senior engineer from Elon MuskTesla Planning Grid Storage As Part Of Supercharger Expansion. Read more ... »’s electricLondon gears up for all-electric Formula E racing series. Read more ... » car maker Tesla, according to a LinkedIn posting, as part of Apple’s effortSwatch says it has a better electric car battery. Read more ... » to build a team of experts in automated driving.

A LinkedIn profile for Jamie Carlson shows that he has left Tesla and moved to Apple.

At least six others with experienceLondon gears up for all-electric Formula E racing series. Read more ... » developing self-driving technologyLondon gears up for all-electric Formula E racing series. Read more ... » and systems have joined Apple, according to their LinkedIn profiles.

Attempts to reach all seven people were unsuccessful and Apple declined to comment.

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Since January, Apple has hired Megan McClain, a former VolkswagenParking remotely. This works for all cars alike. With Iphone. Read more ... » AG (VOWG_p.DE) engineer with expertise in automated driving, and Vinay Palakkode, a graduate researcher at Carnegie Mellon University, a hub of automated driving researchResearch reveals predicted electric car boom at UK hot spot cities. Read more ... ».

In August, Apple hired Xianqiao Tong, an engineer who developed computer vision software for driver assistance systems at microchip maker Nvidia Corp (NVDA.O).

The Wall Street Journal has reported that Apple hired Paul FurgaleHow you like Them Apples: Apple Poaches Fiat Chrysler Exec for Electric Car Dream. Read more ... », former deputy director of the Autonomous Systems LabBattery-breakthrough after another: Nissan poised to take range off the table. Read more ... » at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, earlier this year.

So-called advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS, handle tasks such as keeping a vehicle in a lane or driving by itself in stop-and-go trafficElectric Cars Cut Greenhouse Gases Even More Than Expected, NASA Says. Read more ... », and they are considered the building blocks for self-driving carsLondon gears up for all-electric Formula E racing series. Read more ... ».

According to Carlson’s LinkedIn profile, he joined Apple in August in an unnamed positionUK GOV: Keeping the existing plug-in vehicle grants until at least May 2015.. Read more ... » in a special projects group.

Through July, Carlson was an engineer on Tesla’s Autopilot self-driving car program, and before that he worked on automotive vision systems for Michigan-based supplier Gentex Corp.

Other Apple hires since September 2014 with similar experience have worked at automakers BMW#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... » , Volkswagen and FordFord Focus Electric goes on sale in UK. Read more ... » Motor Co, automotive suppliers Delphi Automotive, Robert B.

Among those hired last fall were Sanjai Massey, an engineer with experience in developing connected and automated vehicles at Ford and several suppliers; Stefan Weber, a former Bosch engineer with experience in video-based driver assistance systems, and Lech Szumilas, a former Delphi research scientist with expertise in computer vision and object detection.

Tesla and Apple have long#ElectricCar sales in #UK expected to double in 2013 as prices start to fall. #EV #london #green #eco. Read more ... » been involved in what many have called a ‘poaching war’ when it comes to self-driving cars. Although, Tesla CEOTesla Planning Grid Storage As Part Of Supercharger Expansion. Read more ... » Elon MuskUPDATED: Tesla Model S Gets New 90-kWh Battery, 'Ludicrous' Performance Mode. Read more ... »

has poached 5Really? Virgin could take on Tesla with electric car. Read more ... » times as many employees from Apple as Apple has from Tesla. Musk also commented that he ‘hopes’ Apple will enter the car marketUS Report: EV Sales Progressing Faster Than Hybrids Did A Decade Ago. Read more ... ».

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In a correspondence obtained by the newspaper through a public records request, Apple engineer Frank Fearon wrote: ‘We would … like to get an understanding of timing and availability for the space, and how we would need to coordinate around other parties who would be using [it].’

The company did not confirm whether this was the case while others involved in the dealChris Knapman takes a bite out of the Big Apple with the new yellow Nissan taxi that’s eyeing up London. Read more ... » would not shed further light on the details.

‘We don’t know. They haven’t said what they wantUK GOV: ...Strategy setting out our vision for recharging infrastructure in the UK... #ev #electricCar #plugin #charging. Read more ... » to test. It could be an iPhone,’ joked Jack HallBMW i3 Release date is post-November, Meanwhile, the inside story: how it’s made. Read more ... », program manager for connected vehicles and autonomous vehicles at GoMentum Station, which is operated by the Contra Costa Transportation Authority.

The agency is promoting a portion of the former Concord Naval Weapons Station as an ideal testing facilityTesla keen to set up UK research and development facility. Read more ... » for carmakers and tech companies working on automotive technology.

‘It’s got all the infrastructureGreen Good: Electric car sales speed up as UK plugs in to global trend. Read more ... » of a cityZipcar to bring 50 electric vehicles to London. Read more ... »,’ Hall said of the facility. ‘There are buildings, streets and intersections, but no people.’

The 5,000-acre site has 20UK set to see rapid rise of electric car superchargers in 2014. Read more ... » miles of paved roads, including overpasses, tunnels and railroad crossings, according to the agency’s websiteEV Message: Electric surge as record numbers of drivers switch to plug-in cars. Read more ... », which calls it ‘the largest secure test facility in the world.’ Another 7Cheapest Electric Car Deal: Leaf Visia+ 6.6kw “FLEX” for only 99p x 24 Months 0% Limited Offer. Read more ... »,600 acres of the former navy base is now usedLondon gears up for all-electric Formula E racing series. Read more ... » as a shipping terminal by the U.S. Army.

GoMentum Station already has an agreementAnd so its done: Tesla settles legal dispute with Ecotricity to put its Superchargers on UK Motorways. Read more ... » with Honda, which plans to test automated vehicle systems there.

Hall said his agency hopes to partner with other companies for testing self-driving cars and ‘connected vehicles’ — cars that useChinese E6 #electric cars to be trialled in UK. Read more ... » the Internet and local networks to exchange a variety of informationUS: New Ford Fusion Energi Delivers 620-Mile Range, 21 in EV Mode; Beats Honda Accord, Toyota Prius PHEVs. Read more ... » with other devices and vehicles.

Apple has ‘shown interest’ in the facility but has not reached any agreement for testing there, Hall said. Company representatives have not actually visited yet, he said.

The Guardian also quoted another official at the transportation authority who said Apple insisted on a non-disclosure agreement which barred him from saying any more.

A numberChinese E6 #electric cars to be trialled in UK. Read more ... » of automakers and tech companies, including Google, are working on new designs for autonomous and electric-powered vehicles.

In February, The Wall Street Journal cited unnamed sources who said Apple is working on designs for an electric vehicleBarnet council responses to "Open Letter". Read more ... » to be sold under the Apple brand.

Analysts say Apple has the financial wherewithal and ambition to pursue such a project, although some believe it’s more likely interested in developing software for use in cars made by other companies.

Other evidence of Apple’s interest in cars has surfaced in recent months, including a lawsuit in which a Massachusetts startup working on electric carVW's 'dieselgate' puts spotlight on electric cars in Germany. Read more ... » batteries#ElectricCar efficiency / upgrades: Potential EV and Hybrid Battery Breakthroughs. Read more ... » accused Apple of poaching some of its engineers. The lawsuit has since been settledAnd so its done: Tesla settles legal dispute with Ecotricity to put its Superchargers on UK Motorways. Read more ... ».

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