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An Apple Car manager lands job at Hyundai-Kia venture

Apple may have canceled its Apple Car project, but the company continues to be granted technology involving vehicles.

In his latest “Power On” newsletter, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman says an Apple car hardware manager lands senior role at Hyundai-Kia venture. 

Manfred Harrer, one of the most senior design managers for the canceled Apple car project, has landed a top role at Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Corp.’s joint research and development unit. In his new job, he’ll run the companies’ push into next-generation vehicle technologies. 

He had only joined Apple in 2021 after serving as a top executive at Porsche. Gurman says that, like many others, he was out of a job after the car project came crashing down earlier this year — and it appears he had no interest in working on new iPhones, the Apple Vision Pro or the company’s secretive home robotics efforts.

This info from Gurman is from the free edition of “Power On”. If you like it, consider subscribing to Bloomberg.com—you’ll receive the newsletter earlier and get exclusive access to a Q&A section.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.