Loud, late-night ‘motor noises’ emanate from Apple’s secret vehicle testing center

“Apple’s top-secret Sunnyvale, Calif., automotive testing facility has been the source of loud ‘motor noises’ late at night that irked at least one nearby neighbor,” Neil Hughes reports for AppleInsider.

“A resident who lives near Apple’s automotive campus in Sunnyvale issued a complaint to city officials last year over concern about noise coming from the property,” Hughes reports. “Major renovations at the Apple-occupied site have been in the works, including the addition of an ‘auto work area’ and a ‘repair garage,’ AppleInsider was first to reveal last March.”

Hughes reports, “Whether the sounds were construction or something else remains unknown, as Apple has gone to great lengths to conceal what it is doing at the property.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Has to be construction sounds since advanced, market-disrupting fuel cell engines are very quiet. 😉

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