Financial News Media lists Tim Cook among the “seven visionaries shaping the future of transportation.” Here’s what the publication has to say about Apple’s CEO:
Under Steve Jobs, Apple became a beacon of innovation and sustainability. And his predecessor, Tim Cook, took Jobs’ principles to heart. He picked up the torch and helped turn all of Apple’s operations into stunning examples of creativity, sustainability, and innovation.
For decades, Apple computers have been on the cutting edge of technology and style. Beloved by writers, designers and even computer programmers, the iconic brand has become a staple in offices around the globe. The iPhone, too, was a game-changer. When first released, the device completely turned everything we knew about cellular phones on its head. The sleek screen and unprecedented functionality marked a turning point for the cellular industry.
But these products, which have become household names, aren’t even half of what Apple has up its sleeves. In fact, most people aren’t even aware that the company is diving into banking or self-driving vehicles.
Starting back in 2014, Apple began quietly working on “Project Titan,” a secretive electric car endeavor. And while rumors suggested they’d halted the project, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo guesses that it is still alive and well, and that an Apple car complete with driverless technology, could be launched any time between 2023 and 2025. And Kuo might just be correct.
In 2017, in a rare candid moment, CEO Tim Cook confirmed these plans, saying “We’re focusing on autonomous systems. It’s a core technology that we view as very important. We sort of see it as the mother of all AI projects. It’s probably one of the most difficult AI projects actually to work on.”
Under Cook, Apple has thrived, pushing technology to its limits, all while securing the title as the World’s First Trillion Dollar Company.
Also on the visionaries list are: Telsa’s Elon Musk, Sayan Navaratnam (a businessperson who has been at the helm of five different companies), Virgin’s Richard Branson, General Motor’s Mary T. Barra, A.P. Moller-Maersk’s Søren Skou, and Baidu’s Robin Li.
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