New Apple hires from Tesla and Andretti Autosport suggest work on Apple Car parts prototypes

“Apple is continuing its recent hiring spree from the automotive industry for its not-so-secretive car project, this time hinting at the company’s work prototyping car parts,” Jordan Kahn reports for 9to5Mac.

“The new hires include former Tesla employee David Masiukiewicz, who joins Apple this month as Sr. Model Maker at its Product Realization Lab where Apple prototypes many of its products,” Kahn reports. “Masiukiewicz left Tesla in March and officially started at Apple in April. At Tesla, he listed his position as ‘Senior CNC Programmer R&D Hardware Prototyping,’ according to his LinkedIn profile.”

“Also recently joining the Product Realization Lab with an automotive background is Kevin Harvey, who we discovered joined Apple in August after leaving a role as CNC Machine Shop Supervisor at Andretti Autosport,” Kahn reports. “The hires seem to hint at Apple’s work prototyping car parts at its Product Realization Lab.”

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MacDailyNews Take: Project Titan appears to be rolling along once again.

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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