Over the years, Steve Zadesky has had his name on several US patents and documents, including the one for Liquid Metal, a special malleable alloy which Apple owns the exclusive rights to, Macrumors informs.
However, the departure of such an employee from Apple will undoubtedly bring setbacks for the Cupertino giant on several fields, including their supposed electric car project. The company has not confirmed its work on such a design, but industry analysts estimate Apple could launch a car in 2020. Rumors announce the future Apple vehicle is electric, but other reports show the possibility of developing an autonomous vehicle. Who knows, maybe Apple is doing both under the same roof.
Even without official confirmation from Apple about a current car-related project, it is safe to say the company is up to something in the automotive field. After all, Apple has been headhunting engineers from General Motors, Ford, Tesla, A123 Systems, Samsung, Nvidia, and others.
Since A123 Systems is a supplier of batteries for electric vehicles, and Nvidia has developed technology for autonomous cars, it is obvious that Apple has some plans in both directions.
When we look at the recruitment of employees from carmakers, one can only connect the dots and make an estimate of what the alleged "Project Titan" is about. Apple made everyone's guessing work even easier when it registered the domains apple.car, apple.cars, and apple.auto.
The company has serious money on its hands and has historically reshaped some industries along its existence, so there's a significant chance Apple has a few ideas on changing cars with the Project Titan in the same way it changed the world of cell phones when it introduced the iPhone.