Apple has been rumoured to be working on a self-driving electric vehicle, codenamed Project Titan, for years. The latest evidence the project is still in the works comes in the form of hundreds of recent job postings.
Analytics firm GlobalData spotted the company posted over 300 jobs in 2020, including for 8220;key roles that indicate working on battery power management, road safety, and car experience8221;. These job postings were apparently all for new hires within Apple8217;s Special Project Group, or SPG, a special unit at the Cupertino-baed company that only works on scalable, innovative projects.
A few of the SPG positions Apple hoped to fill include:
- Senior power systems engineer for power management and distribution systems
- Electromagnetic compatibility design engineer to suppress converter noise
- Cell characterisation engineer to drive development of novel lithium-ion batteries
- Safety modeling engineer to survey safety models and NHTSA and SAE standards
- Motor controls integration and calibration engineer for electronic systems and motor
- LV power electronics engineer for design and implementation of DC/DCs.
And these were just a few of the job postings. Apple also posted around 50 jobs related to digital car experience and wireless technologies. In the past six months, the company has even been increasing the frequency at which it posts jobs for electrical engineering.
While Apple’s electric vehicle is likely still a long ways away from coming to market, it sure does look like Project Titan efforts are ramping up.