Reports revealed that “Apple” has appointed two senior engineers who worked for Mercedes previously, and they have experience in mass production, directing, dynamics, programming and managing vehicle industry projects.
According to McRoomers, the two engineers are now working in product design positions within Apple’s Special Projects group, which is tasked with completing the Apple Car project.
Apple has previously teamed up with Mercedes to add CarPlay – a smarter and safer way to use an iPhone in the car – and Apple Music, a streaming music service, to its car lineup.
Earlier, an Apple analyst, Ming-Chi Kuo, said that it is unlikely that Apple electric cars will be launched before 2025 or 2027, explaining that the specifications of “Apple” electric cars are not yet finished, so he will not be surprised if the launch time frame is postponed to Farther to 2028.
Kuo mentioned three main problems these cars face: uncertainty about launch timing, supplier and vehicle specifications, and Apple’s competitiveness in the market for e-cars and self-driving cars.
It is expected that the upcoming Apple cars will use the “C1” chips that are based on the “A12 Bionic” processor, with artificial intelligence capabilities inside the cabin such as eye tracking.