Apple’s self-driving car project has gotten a boost after it appears Apple has brought in former Lamborghini executive Luigi Taraborelli.
Taraborelli is known as Lamborghini’s chassis guru and brings over twenty years of experience to Apple, mainly on the research and development side.
Although we have yet to see an announcement.
Bloomberg reporting confirmed with multiple sources that Taraborelli is with Apple.
As well, Taraborelli’s LinkedIn account indicates he is in San Francisco, close to Apple headquarters and is “learning new things”.
If this hire is accurate, it would be the second prominent auto executive the tech giant has brought on board for the project this year.
Earlier this year, they brought on Desi Ujkashevic, a 31-year Ford veteran, to lead its safety efforts.
Apple’s self-driving car project aims to launch in 2025.
However, not much is known about the offering.
We do know it will have seats that face each other.
As well, the vehicle will not have a steering wheel or pedals and instead fully rely on its autonomous technology.
The project has former engineers from Tesla, Waymo, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Rivian, and other major car manufacturers.
On the design side, Apple has brought in senior design executives from Porsche, Aston Martin, Tesla, and McLaren.
Although many in the industry believe that Apple will miss their launch window, if anyone can do the unexpected, it is Apple.
Apple declined to comment on the prospective hire.