Last week, we've heard news of a mysterious Apple-leased vehicle roaming the streets of Northern California. Now, an Apple employee has reached out to Business Insider, saying Apple is working on a project that will "give Tesla a run for its money."
Sam Colt from the publication says the following:
"After writing about how the van could be used for a self-driving car, we got an unsolicited email from an employee at Apple about "vehicle development" at the company. "Apple's latest project is too exciting to pass up," the person said. "I think it will change the landscape and give Tesla a run for its money."
The same Apple employee says that Tesla's workers are "jumping ship" and choosing to work at Apple because of this unidentified project.
Last week's pictures suggested that Apple has been working to improve its Maps app to better compete with Google Street View. But there has been hearsay actually hinting that Apple is perhaps working on a self-driving car.
However, as Business Insider suggests, a more probable project could be CarPlay. Therefore, what Apple could be trying to achieve is deeper integration between iOS and in-car systems.
At the moment, Apple has about 50 employees who previously worked at Tesla, according to their LinkedIn profiles.
Source: Business Insider