Apple has been rumored to be working on its autonomous passenger vehicle codenamed Project Titan, for several years now. However, the rumors for an alleged Apple Car have been picking up steam lately. The latest evidence which suggests the project is still in the works comes in the form of hundreds of recent job postings.
Analytics firm GlobalData recently found that the company posted over 300 jobs in 2020 “including key roles that indicate working on battery power management, road safety, and car experience.”
Apple Car: Apple’s 300+ job listings seemingly related to project Titan
All of the 300+ job listings were posted by Apple’s Special Projects Group (SPG), which GlobalData describes as “a way through which the company works on innovative projects that can be scaled in the future.”
“GlobalData’s Job Analytics database shows that Apple made specific job postings that closely relate to developing proprietary software and battery technology. Additionally, with the recruitment of ex-Tesla employees over the past few years, Apple is in a better place than ever to know the best step forward for its ambitious electric cars project,” said GlobalData analyst Ajay Thalluri.
Here are a few of the SPG positions Apple hoped to fill:
- Senior power systems engineer for low-voltage power management and distribution systems
- Electromagnetic compatibility design engineer to suppress noise on converters and energy storage applications
- Cell characterization engineer to drive development and realization of innovative and novel lithium-ion batteries
- Safety modeling engineer to survey safety models and NHTSA and SAE standards
- Motor controls integration and calibration engineer to power electronic systems and motor controls and fault analysis methodologies – FMEA, FTA
- LV power electronics engineer for design and implementation of DCD/Cs
The firm also reported that Apple posted around 50 job listings declared to digital car experience and wireless technologies and ecosystem experience that could be used to introduce new features, such as cars that unlock using an Apple device.
While Apple’s electric vehicle is a long way from being ready for release, it sure does look like Project Titan is picking up steam according to recent reports.
- New report suggests that Apple Car production could start in U.S. by Kia Motors
- Apple partner Foxconn starts automotive services as Apple Car rumors heat up
- Apple Car will see Apple become a ‘full-fledged’ manufacturer with next-level innovations, according to analyst
- Apple Car in active development but launch is 5-7 years away