Around February of last year, the technology giant Apple could announce a figure that company executives will lead the Titan project to develop the smart car. Officials named Steve Zadesky. But now, he is even reported to be leaving its strategic position.
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Quoted by The Wall Street Journal, Zadesky already joined Apple in 1999 that left the company for personal reasons, not job performance and other issues.
Zadesky was reportedly at least still have to find a replacement for his position prior to this Titan project.
Before plunging into Apple, Zadesky indeed worked in the automotive industry. His first job was at Ford. He was there working as a technician from 1996 to 1999.
During his tenure at Apple, Zadesky initially responsible for the development of the iPod, and then the focus switched to the iPhone.
When given the highest position in Titan, Zadesky given the responsibility to collect about 1,000 members of the project team in charge of developing the Apple smart car at a "secret facility" near the company's headquarters in Cupertino, California.
He was also given permission to 'pinch' employees from other divisions within the company that is still in Apple's own.
Titan project is touted to be launched in the coming 2019. Apple recently reported to have registered the Internet domain name apple.car, apple.cars, and apple.auto, in December 2015, according to information provider of Internet domain Who.is.
It may be that this step is only to secure the Internet domain name, as did other technology companies. The domain also can be later used for Apple CarPlay information media.
Apple CarPlay known system capable of connecting cars to the smart phone users and control functions such as messaging, navigation, and music via voice commands.
Apple so far has not been open unveil plans to build a car, but they aggressively recruiting experts from the automotive company Tesla, Ford, to Mercedes-Benz. (adt)