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Tesla hires Apple exec to lead self-drive tech

Top gun: Tesla has a new ‘wingman’ on the team working on its Autopilot system – Chris Lattner – who will oversee development of software that will be crucial in its quest to have fully autonomous cars commercially available by around 2020.

Former Apple developer heads to Tesla as EV-maker moves toward fully autonomous car

Tesla logo12 Jan 2017

By TERRY MARTIN

- Tesla Motors has announced the appointment of former Apple senior developer Chris Lattner as vice-president of its Autopilot software, handing him a key role in bringing the electric vehicle company’s autonomous driving system to full hands-free capability in the coming years.

- “Chris’ reputation for engineering excellence is well known,” Tesla said in a statement this week.

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