Codename ‘Titan’ for Apple’s Electric Car

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Apple has several hundred employees secretly building an electric car. The project is codenamed ‘Titan’ and the vehicle’s initial design resembles a minivan, reports the WSJ.

The size of the project team and some of the people assigned to it indicate that the company is serious, these people said. Apple executives have flown to Austria to meet with contract manufacturers for high-end cars including the Magna Steyr unit of Canadian auto supplier Magna International Inc.

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Codename ‘Titan’ for Apple’s Electric Car

Apple has reportedly given a 1,000 person team the go-ahead to work on their own electric car project. Steve Zadesky, who was originally assigned to lead the project nearly a year ago and is now allegedly heading up it again from within Apple’s engineering division. He previously led teams that worked on both smartphones and iPods at Apple.

Codename 'Titan' for Apple's Electric Car

The team is said to work at a private location away from Apple’s corporate headquarters in Cupertino. It is researching different types of robotics, metals, and materials consistent with manufacturing a vehicle for use by the future automotive industry.

While manufacturing cars can be very expensive, this would not be an issue for Apple. The company has nearly $180 billion in cash and only needs to build a single manufacturing plant with a massive supply chain to produce over 10,000 components.

The Wall Street Journal’s report corroborates another recent report from the Financial Times that revealed Apple has been hiring experts in vehicle design and automotive technology to work in a secret research lab.

Apple, in collaboration with its Chinese partners, is reportedly aiming to release the first self-driving car by 2020. The company aims to create a vehicle that will have room for five passengers and drive up to 300 miles on one charge of electricity. Engineers at Apple are working closely with other companies like Audi and Volvo as they prepare their electric car releases over the next few years while also keeping an eye out for new technologies that can be used in future cars.

“There are products that we’re working on that no one knows about,” Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook told Charlie Rose in September. “That haven’t been rumored about yet.”

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