Apple Looking for Car Engineers, And This Has Nothing to Do With CarPlay

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Everybody knows Apple is working on a car, and while the Cupertino-based tech giant sticks with its signature FBI-like secrecy, trying to keep the project away from our eyes and ears, we keep coming across evidence that Project Titan is evolving at a much faster pace these days.
The latest such hint is a job ad published by Apple itself, as the company has started looking for a Car Experience SQA Engineer that would help “develop cutting edge solutions, collaborate on automation projects and driver overall test efforts to continue our culture of delivering high quality products.

As others have noticed, too, Apple doesn’t specifically mention the Apple Car or Project Titan, but it goes without saying this job ad isn’t in any way related to CarPlay.

In fact, Apple even mentions a good candidate would have “in-depth knowledge of automotive technology,” adding that it expects “system level understanding and hands-on experience testing and building automation solutions for consumer electronics and/or technologies such as USB, Bluetooth, and WiFi.

The job is part of the hardware unit at the Cupertino headquarters.

In the meantime, it looks like Apple is becoming more active on all fronts related to the Apple Car. The iPhone maker is reportedly in talks with Hyundai to reach an agreement by March, after which the two can start work together on the next phase of the Apple Car project.

The production of the vehicle could take place at Kia’s facility in the United States, though it’s believed Apple and Hyundai are also exploring a second option that would include a completely new factory, also built in the country.

The testing stage of the Apple Car could kick off as soon as 2022 with a prototype, while the mass production is likely to be announced in 2024. Of course, everything could change overnight, so you’d better not hold your breath for an Apple Car right now.
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About the author: Bogdan Popa
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Bogdan keeps an eye on how technology is taking over the car world. His long-term goals are buying an 18-wheeler because he needs more space for his kid’s toys, and convincing Google and Apple that Android Auto and CarPlay deserve at least as much attention as their phones.
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