Apple’s Hiring Automotive Engineers, Is An ‘iCar’ Infotainment System Coming?
Apple is once again proving they’re still the company Steve Jobs built. After years of saying “meh” to working with automakers on tighter integration of Apple products into automotive infotainment systems, there’s evidence Apple is now hiring people to build a system for them that’ll work with all their devices.
An Apple ‘iCar’ Infotainment System Could Be In The Works – Forbes
Jalopnik is reporting that Apple is in the process of hiring automotive engineers in China, based on a recruiter’s posting in the Chinese version of LinkedIn. While the site admits there’s no evidence to suggest what the electronics juggernaut may be planning down the road, author Matt Hardigree suggests the position’s qualifications would be ideal “for the kind of person you’d need if you were trying to manufacture a device to fit into a car dashboard.”
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Apple seems to be in the process of hiring automotive engineers based in China. The news stems from a Chinese website, carnewschina.com who noticed a head-hunting job listing posted by an HR professional who claims to work for Apple China, on the professional social networking site, Linkedin in the ‘China Automotive Professional Group.’
According to the aforementioned Chinese website, the headhunting firm Allegis-BN based in Shanghai, is supposedly looking for a recruit to fill a position for an undisclosed Apple project.
The original post on Linkedin read:
“Apple (China) Looking for SQW/NPI with over 4 years Mechanical engineering background familiar with CNC/die casting/stamping/plastic injection, can use APQP/PPAP/SPC to control product quality.”
It should be noted that while the job listing mentions Apple, the Shanghai based Allegis-BN does not include the iPhone maker as a customer on it’s client list webpage. Having said that, we all know that Apple is the God of hiding future products and not a single soul on the planet gets to know about Apple’s plans until the product is packaged neatly in a sparkling white box.