The company did not specify what projects Ulrich Kranz will work on.
The company did not specify which projects Kranz will work on. He is also one of the founders of the American company Canoo, which also develops self-driving electric cars.
Many industry media outlets called Kranz’s hiring at Apple a possible confirmation that the American corporation intends to release an electric car in the future. The company has never officially confirmed this before.
In April, Apple CEO Tim Cook, in an interview with The New York Times, noted that the company considers it a promising task to develop technologies that allow you to create a self-driving car.
Earlier this year, CNBC reported, citing sources that Apple is close to agreements with South Korean companies Hyundai Motor Company and Kia Motor on the joint release of a self-driving car with an electric motor in the United States. Later, the TV channel clarified that the companies could not agree in the end. Founded in 1976, Apple makes iPhone smartphones, iPad tablets, iMac computers, MacBook laptops, iPod music players, and other high-tech equipment. The corporation, headquartered in Cupertino, California, is one of the largest in the world.