Tesla’s chief vehicle engineer returns to Apple


Doug Discipline, the previous VP of Mac {hardware} who left Apple to grow to be Tesla’s chief vehicle engineer, has returned to Cupertino. Apple confirmed the information to Daring Fireball’s John Gruber, who individually stories that Discipline is now engaged on the corporate’s secretive “Challenge Titan” self-driving automotive program.

Discipline ran Tesla’s vehicle manufacturing and engineering, however CEO Elon Musk took over duty for manufacturing this 12 months after the corporate failed to meet its preliminary first-quarter objective for the Mannequin 3. Discipline then took a depart of absence in Could, and subsequently left the corporate altogether in June.

Challenge Titan has reportedly been scaled again significantly from its preliminary scope, with lots of of individuals leaving the division as Apple is alleged to give attention to in search of carmaker companions for its self-driving software program. Gruber speculates that Discipline’s return to Titan suggests Apple might nonetheless have an curiosity in producing automobiles itself, whereas cautioning that workers do transfer between the 2 corporations often.




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