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New hires at Apple suggest work on prototyping 'Apple Car' parts

04/22/2016, 01:04 pm

Apple has picked up two more workers from the auto industry, both of whom are now believed to be at the company's "Product Realization Lab," where prototype hardware is developed.

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Apple picks up Tesla's former VP of Vehicle Engineering for 'special projects'

04/19/2016, 10:04 am

Apple has reportedly recruited Tesla's former VP of Vehicle Engineering, Chris Porritt, to work on "special projects" at the company -- possibly to replace Steve Zadesky, the one-time head of Apple's electric car project, codenamed Titan.

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Tesla recruits prominent Apple Store leader to run its LA County showrooms

04/15/2016, 09:04 am

The store leader of Apple's Third Street Promenade store in Santa Monica, Calif. is leaving to assume a more significant role at Tesla, taking charge of a host of showrooms in Los Angeles County, according to a tip received by AppleInsider.

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Tesla unveils more affordable Model 3, gives glimpse at Apple's future auto competition

04/01/2016, 01:04 pm

Tesla on Thursday night unveiled the long-awaited Model 3, its first electric car to be priced for the general public instead of rich sports and luxury car buyers.

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US transport regulators may waive some safety rules to spur self-driving cars

01/14/2016, 04:01 pm

The U.S. Transportation Department may waive some safety rules to make it easier for automakers to test self-driving vehicles, Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced at a Thursday event in Detroit.

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Automakers better positioned to build self-driving cars than Silicon Valley, study claims

01/05/2016, 09:01 pm

The existing giants of the auto industry are better equipped to produce self-driving cars, at least when considerng the amount of patents they control, a study said on Tuesday.

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Tesla ramps up hiring in face of automotive threats from Apple, others

12/29/2015, 02:12 pm

Tesla Motors is reportedly planning to hire another 4,500 workers in California alone in the next four years, in the face of impending competition from companies like Apple and Google -- particularly in the realm of self-driving cars.

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Elon Musk walks back Apple Car, Apple Watch aspersions in Twitter confessional

10/09/2015, 07:10 pm

Tesla founder and CEO Elon Musk took to Twitter on Friday to conduct a bit of damage control after making seemingly disparaging comments about Apple's automotive ambitions and hiring practices.

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Apple's 'Project Titan' car initiative negatively impacting Tesla's product development, source says

09/14/2015, 02:09 pm

The number of Tesla employees leaving the electric carmaker for positions in Apple's own vehicle group is beginning to affect Tesla's future product roadmap, AppleInsider has learned.

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Apple's latest Project Titan hires include staff from diverse automotive backgrounds

09/01/2015, 05:09 pm

In recent weeks Apple has continued to hire more people likely working on Project Titan, its secretive automotive effort, profiles discovered on LinkedIn suggest.

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Apple hires senior Tesla engineer as 'Project Titan' evidence mounts

08/21/2015, 04:08 pm

The alleged hiring war between Apple and Tesla continues behind the scenes, with one of the electric carmaker's top engineers switching sides and joining Apple, presumably to bolster its rumored automotive project.

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Apple Inc drives CarPlay adoption deep into the auto industry, including China [u]

03/13/2015, 07:03 pm

Apple now lists every major carmaker as a "committed partner" for CarPlay, including every company that produces more than a million cars per year--with the notable exception of China's state owned, "big four" vehicle producers (and those manufacturers largely sell models in joint ventures with Apple's CarPlay partners).

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Apple's Jony Ive and Tesla's Elon Musk 'inseparable' in conversation at Oscars afterparty

02/25/2015, 12:02 pm

One of the top designers in the world and the leader in electric car technology were spotted engrossed in private conversation this past Sunday at an exclusive Academy Awards afterparty, amidst a flurry of rumors surrounding Apple's rumored plans to build its own electric, autonomous car.

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Rumor: Apple preparing to 'give Tesla a run for its money' with new automotive project

02/09/2015, 05:02 pm

Apple is supposedly working on a vehicle-related project that is "too exciting to pass up" for potential hires, according to a new report, and is said to have employees from electric carmaker Tesla "jumping ship" in order to take part.

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Apple trying 'very hard' with $250K bonuses to nab Tesla engineers as van sightings proliferate

02/05/2015, 06:02 pm

According to Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Apple has made a major push to recruit talent from the electric carmaker, offering massive bonuses and significant salary bumps for those willing to come to work in Cupertino.

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Tesla mum on potential CarPlay support, despite meetings with Apple

03/05/2014, 02:03 pm

Silicon Valley carmaker Tesla is conspicuously absent from the consortium of automotive manufacturers that have pledged support for Apple's CarPlay initiative, an omission made more glaring --and puzzling --by recent news of high-level talks between the two companies.

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Apple-Tesla talks fuel dreams of advanced battery tech, deeper iOS in the Car integration

02/18/2014, 02:02 pm

With word recently leaking that high ranking officials from Apple and Tesla have met, observers have been whipped up into a frenzy about what the two parties, from two very different industries, could have discussed. But there is one major tech component that is especially crucial to both Tesla and Apple: Batteries.

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