company would have secret research and development laboratory in Berlin

“Apple Car”: company would have secret research and development laboratory in Berlin

In addition to the many buildings located in California, it appears that the secretive ?Project Titan? is spreading all over the world.

According to (Google Translate) the German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine, Apple would have formed a research and development laboratory (R&D) in Berlin to work in your mysterious car.

The news reports that the team recruited to work on the ?Apple Car? would have to 15 to 20 men and women from the German automotive industry, with experience in engineering, software, hardware and sales. Called Progressive thinkers («Progressive thinkers»), these employees would have agreed to work for Ma after having their innovative ideas rejected by more conservative former employers.

Reiterating the fact that Ma’s first vehicle would be an electric car as we have already mentioned here, the German newspaper also says that the car could not be self-driven because it uses technology that is still experimental.

Another interesting curiosity is the fact that the company is probing car rental services (carsharing) such as Drive-Now (from BMW) and the European Sixt, as it does not yet have a dealer network for product distribution. In addition, the responsible manufacturer cited by the newspaper would be the Austrian Magna Steyr, which was already responsible for producing for excellent brands such as Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche.

Apple representatives were sought to obtain statements about the speculation, but as usual they preferred to refrain from commenting on any rumor.

We just hope that these efforts with international dimensions are to bring the ?Apple Car? the best of automotive technology for potential consumers. ?

(via AppleInsider)