Apple car executive Doug Field switches to Ford


A Ford logo is pictured at a store of the automaker, in Mexico City, Mexico, April 5, 2016. Ford Motor Co reported a 113 percent surge in quarterly net income and records for global and North American operating margins, thanks to robust pricing of its F-150 pickup trucks in North America and improved profit in Europe. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido/File Photo-TM3EC4S0RPF01

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Apple’s car-making plan, which is still not clear, has now taken a new turn.Earlier Ford officially announced that it would have participated in the development of Tesla Model 3, and later served as the vice president of Apple responsible for the mysterious project. Doug Field Recruit to his subordinates. Field’s new position is Chief Technology Officer of Embedded Systems. In the future, he will be in charge of the embedded software and hardware departments and will report directly to Ford CEO and President Jim Farley.

In fact, Field’s career started in 1987 from Ford, and this return may also have a different meaning for him. But for Apple, it is difficult to say what impact the loss of such a general will have on potential car-making plans. Bloomberg reporter Mark Gurman, a well-known whistleblower, tweeted after hearing about the personnel change, “This may be the biggest setback in the history of Apple’s thorny car manufacturing.” At the same time, he also said that he said in January that Apple would not launch its own car in the short term. “It’s not 2024, and it won’t be 2025. If they still plan to do it, the time will now be pushed to the back.” Gurman wrote.

As for Field’s successor at Apple, there is no clear candidate yet.