Apple Inc’s seven-year-old self-driving car project has lost three critical engineers in recent weeks, Bloomberg reports.
Apple’s project chief engineer for radar systems, Eric Rogers, departed for flying-taxi startup Joby Aviation Inc.
Alex Clarabut, an engineering manager for the team’s battery systems group, joined Archer Aviation Inc to develop air taxis.
Apple hardware engineering manager Stephen Spiteri departed to join Archer.
The latest departures follow the loss of at least six members of the project’s management team in 2021, including its former head, Doug Field.
A recent critical departure was Michael Schwekutsch, who had led hardware engineering for the effort. Schwekutsch also joined Archer, where he serves as an SVP.
Other former employees have joined car startups like Rivian Automotive Inc (NASDAQ: RIVN).
By Anusuya Lahiri
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