Apple Car project loses another key team member, former Tesla Autopilot director CJ Moore

After spending less than one year Applel’s self-driving car project known as Project Titan, CJ Moore has left the company to work with LiDAR start-up Luminar.

According to a report by Bloomberg, Christopher ‘CJ’ Moore will lead global software development at Luminar.

Before joining Apple, Moore was with Tesla for more than 7 years and was the company’s Director of Autopilot Software when he departed in October 2021.

Moore departure follows a string of high-profile exits from Apple and Project Titan. One of the most recent was Joe Bass, the Head of Software Engineering Program Management, left the project earlier this year.

Bass’ departure meant the entire Apple Car executive team had left the company in the span of one year. The losses weren’t limited to the executive team with the project losing several key engineers in the same time frame.

The high turnover rate is not a good sign for the Apple Car project, which first started in 2014 and as of some recent reports is hoping to launch their self-driving car in 2025.

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