Apple Hiring ‘Radar Test Engineer’ for Electric Car Project

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After losing Apple Car Chief Doug Field to Ford last month, the Apple Car project is hiring for a new position, even amidst the rocky ground.

Apple shared a new job description over the weekend for a Radar Test Engineer on its Sensors team, which will develop new radar tech for its “Project Titan” autonomous car project, according to a post on the company’s jobs website (via 9to5Mac).

The position, which is located at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, California, will oversee testing elements of the company’s radar technologies, including both the operation of the tests themselves, as well as analyses, recommendations, and evaluations, as listed in the job description.

Apple’s former Watch and Health head Kevin Lynch has also stepped in to head up Project Titan, after overseeing a number of software-related teams on the project.

Following a number of talks with other companies about building a car for them, Apple has decided to build the autonomous vehicle by itself, though it will still seek hardware suppliers.

Apple also saw a number of managers leave earlier this year, including one that left to join electric vehicle (EV) startup Cavnue.

Still, one analyst predicted that the Apple Car won’t launch until 2025-2027 at the earliest – and they’re likely not wrong, so Apple has plenty of time to forge the team it needs.

It’s unclear if Apple’s former design chief, Sir Jony Ive will play a role in the latter’s car project, as he recently announced joining hands with Ferrari for its upcoming EV offerings.

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