Apple hires engineer who used to work on digital license plates

Apple hires engineer who used to work on digital license plates

Apple has been snapping up expertise from everywhere ever because it began placing extra effort into Challenge Titan, Cupertino’s electrical automotive initiative. One in every of its newest hires is veteran software program engineer Rónán Ó Braonáin, and based on Electrek, he was the Director of Engineering at an organization referred to as Reviver, which is creating what it claims is “the world’s first digital license plate.” These excessive-tech plates are anticipated to have wi-fi connectivity that may alert authorities if a car is stolen or if its registration is expired. It might additionally give rise to shared car packages, whereby a automotive might be legally owned by multiple individual, every one related to a singular plate quantity. The system can merely change the letters and numbers displayed, relying on who’s driving.

Now, for those who’re asking, “Yeah, positive, however does this imply Apple’s engaged on digital plates for its EV?” We’re afraid there’s nonetheless no particular reply to that — you understand how secretive the corporate may be. Actually, Electrek snooped on Ó Braonáin’s LinkedIn profile and located that he calls himself a “Secret Agent @ Apple Particular Tasks.” If Cupertino’s really engaged on digital plates, although, then we would not be stunned if the know-how takes off after the corporate releases its model. By the best way, a number of the engineers Apple employed for Titan used to work for Tesla. The automaker’s CEO, Elon Musk, lately slammed the iPhone-maker for hiring the engineers his firm fired.

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