Rumors about the development of Apple’s own car have been around for several years. The Titan project — this is the code name inside the company — has repeatedly changed the team of professionals, among whom there are (or were) specialists from Mercedes, Ford, Rivian, and others. And the project is currently headed by Kevin Lynch.
Now Lamborghini specialist Luigi Taraborrelli has joined this “gang”. The Italian started working for the supercar developer in October 2001 and left it in May 2022. And now he has joined Apple.
Over the years at Lamborghini, Luigi managed to work in various departments (marketing, development, and testing of cars, etc.), leaving the R&D department of the company. Recent models he has worked on include the Urus, Huracan, and Aventador. The latest position is head of chassis development and responsible for car dynamics, as indicated by his LinkedIn page:
“Chassis concept development, vehicle performance, overall vehicle time metrics, vehicle dynamics targets, handling and ride performance, suspension elasto-kinematics, vehicle objectification, virtual simulation, software, and in-vehicle software parameterization and calibration activities, functional safety, product liability”.
Of course, a person with such experience should become one of the key people in the development of cars. According to insiders, Luigi is expected to help with the design. It was previously reported that Jony Ive was also involved, but in the middle of this month it became known that Ive no longer works with Apple.
Currently, the company intends to release an electric car with the possibility of fully autonomous driving no later than this decade.