Apple‘s automotive plans continue to perplex industry experts.
In October, Bloomberg reported that the tech giant had scaled back its automotive plans amid a series of Project Titan layoffs, and was moving from building a complete car to developing a system that could be used in future self-driving vehicles.
Then, in November, Apple sent a letter to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, claiming that it was “excited about the potential of automated systems in many areas, including transportation”.
And this week, Apple has allegedly hired Alexander Hitzinger, the former head of Porsche‘s Le Mans prototype efforts. In a recent interview with Manager Magazin’, however, Hitzinger didn’t confirm his position at Apple, only saying that he left Porsche to do something “which has a significant and direct impact on society.”