It appears that Apple is still looking to expand the team currently working on “Project Titan”, which represents the company’s attempt at creating an electric car. After hiring a series of engineers straight from Tesla and a Deep Learning director from Nvidia, Apple has recently taken on another skilled engineer named Rónán Ó Braonáin. Rónán Ó Braonáin actually used to be the Director of Engineering over at Reviver, a company that hopes to create “the world’s first digital license plate.” The license plates in question are expected to feature wireless connectivity and should be able to alert the authorities if a vehicle is stolen or its plates have expired. These certainly sound like useful features to have in modern cars, but we’ll just have to wait and see if Apple is actually going to install them on its own vehicles.
That’s because the company has yet to confirm its electric car project, even though it’s not hard at all to figure out what Project Titan is about considering the key people who Apple has managed to bring together so far. As for Ó Braonáin, a quick look at his LinkedIn profile reveals that he is currently describing himself as a “Secret Agent @ Apple.”
I for one can’t wait for Apple to issue an official statement concerning Project Titan, mainly because I’m just a huge fan of electric cars.