Apple's car project gets a new boss, says reportBob Mansfield is reportedly the new head of Apple's Project Titan. Mansfield was a high-ranking executive at Apple for years.
Apple's secret car project might have a new boss. The Wall Street Journal reports that Bob Mansfield is heading up Apple's secret car project. The rumored internal code name for the rumored car project is Project Titan. Now you're wondering, who's Bob Mansfield? In years past, Bob was Apple's Head of Hardware Engineering Development. Under him, Apple introduced products like the iPad, the iMac, and Macbook Air. Devices that people generally like. His job title at Apple in 2012 was Senior Vice President of Technologies. In an old press release, Apple explained what that means. The Senior VP of Technologies combines all of Apple's wireless teams across the company in one organization. Apple semiconductor teams also reports of Bob in that organization. The semiconductor teams design things like the processors and Apple's I phones and I pads. If you take a look at Apples press info page of executive profiles you'll see the usual suspects like Time Cook, Johnathan Ive and Pill Schiller. However, Bob is nowhere to be found. There isn't even another person named Bob on the page although there is a Robert. The general seven employees as Apple noticed that all senior managers on project Titan are now reporting to Mansfield. That would indicate that Bob is the big Boss at Titan. So what do we know about Apple's car projects? Officially, nothing because Apple does not make a habit of telling people it's plans. However, Tesla CEO, Elan Musk, says he expects Apples to release a car as soon as the year 2020. Musk told a German newspaper that Apple has hired people that Tesla has already fired. He says, we always jokingly call Apple the Tesla graveyard. If you don't make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple. And if you thought Musk was just kidding, he added, I'm not kidding. That's it for this tech news update. I'm Maya Satcar and you can stay on top of the biggest stories at cnet.com/update