Engineering chief Tesla moves to AppleJuly 23, 2019
Steve McManus took over as senior director.
Former vice president of engineering at Tesla Steve McManus went to work at Apple. According to LinkedIn’s profile, he is now the senior director, but it’s not yet clear what exactly McManus will be doing in this position.
The publication Bloomberg writes that in Tesla McManus was responsible for the interior and exterior of the development, a similar position before that he held at Aston Martin Lagonda. In addition, McManus managed to work in Jaguar Land Rover and Bentley. McManus came to Tesla in 2015, he has extensive experience as an industrial designer and designer of individual exterior and interior elements.
TechCrunch connects the new appointment with Apple with the resumption of work on the drone: in early 2019, a group of 200 employees who had previously participated in the project returned to the company. A spokesman for Apple said that “a talented team of engineers has been assembled and is now working on autonomous driving systems and related technologies.”
In April 2019, it became known that Apple patented a thermal control system for electric vehicles and hybrids propulsion systems. It consists of several subsystems and circuits: a refrigerant circuit, a heating circuit, a cooling circuit, a battery circuit, and a power plant circuit. Each of the subsystems has a heat exchanger connected to a different circuit, which provides for their selective heating or cooling.
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