Apple’s Car project recently lost one of its engineering directors, and Michael Schwekutsch left the company and joined startup taxi driver Archer Aviation.
As he discovered CNBC, Schwekutsch updated his LinkedIn profile to note that he has taken on the role of Senior Vice President of Engineering at Archer. Archer is a space company that is developing a fully electric spacecraft that supports vertical takeoff and landing for navigation within cities.
Schwekutsch first joined the Apple Car project in March 2019 and served as senior director of engineering in a special project group known as the Apple Car team. Prior to that, he was Tesla’s vice president of engineering.
Apple’s car development has undergone constant changes in management over the past few years. Back in September, special projects vice president Doug Field left Apple and went to Ford after three years at the helm of Apple Cara’s development along with Bob Mansfield and John Giannandre.
AI chief John Giannandrea is still overseeing the development of “Apple Cara,” but with Field’s departure, Apple recently invited Apple Watch chief Kevin Lynch to get involved. Under Lynch’s leadership, the Apple Car project is moving forward, and Apple aims to produce a fully autonomous vehicle. Apple wants to design a self-driving car that does not require human intervention, which is a goal that car manufacturers have yet to achieve.
Apple plans to launch a self-driving car within four years with an aggressive launch deadline of around 2025, but it remains to be seen whether Apple will be able to achieve that goal.
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