That’s not the only recent hire. The report also outlines several others, including Megan McClain previously of Volkswagen, Xianqiao Tong, who developed driver assistance programs at NVIDIA, and Vinay Palakkode, a graduate researcher. It’s not a secret at this point that Apple is indeed hiring quite a lot of individuals tied in some way to the automotive industry, or those that have ties to it in some way or another.
Recently, engineers from Apple’s secretive Special Project group met with officials from GoMentum Station, to inquire a 2,100-acre former naval base near San Francisco that is being turned into a high-security testing ground for autonomous vehicles. It’s believed that Apple is interested in using the facility to test its rumored self-driving electric vehicle.
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