Apple electric vehicle program gets a boost from the hiring of a Lamborghini executive


Bloomberg says that Apple has hired a Lamborghini employee with 20 years of experience to work on the tech company’s not-so-secret electric autonomous vehicle program.

It appears that Luigi Taraborrelli, the executive in question, left Lamborghini in May 2022, as his LinkedIn page indicates. Taraborrelli has worked with Lamborghini for nearly two decades, most recently as the company’s director of chassis and vehicle dynamics development. Taraborrelli worked on a variety of Lamborghini models during his time there, including the Urus SUV, Huracan Coupé, Performante, and Aventador Coupé. A few limited-edition projects like the Lamborghini Sterrato were also under his wing.

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Several recent hires, like Taraborrelli’s, indicate that Apple is still planning to build an electric car in the future. Of all, Apple has made these signals before only to lose key personnel or encounter other obstacles that threatened to scuttle the project.

This “Project Titan” of the iPhone maker has had its ups and downs since its inception in 2014, according to rumours swirling around Silicon Valley. Because of the company’s frequent inability to meet project deadlines,

As a result, it lost a good amount of talent as well. As an illustration, in September of 2021, Ford hired Doug Field, the engineering executive in charge of Apple Special Projects, a group that was also working on the Titan automobile project.

However, in the past year, Apple has made a few major hires and appointments, including appointing one of its top software executives, Kevin Lynch, to manage the effort. Desi Ujkashevic, a seasoned Ford official who was most recently the company’s global director of safety engineering, was hired by Apple in May.

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