As many as 17 engineers have recently joined autonomous car startup Zoox, as Automotive News reports. The group consists of braking and suspension engineers, originally employed by Motor City companies before joining Apple. Both Apple and Zoox have kept tight-lipped about the matter. Will Zoox deliver a car – an autonomous car – first? Renderings of Zoox's future visions date back to late 2013, as showcased in the gallery above.
As Apple has refocused its automotive program and let a significant number of employees go, Zoox has bulked up. In April, Zoox hired Corrado Lanzone, a former Ferrari executive with decades of experience putting ends together at the Italian sportscar maker. Lanzone joined Zoox to become its manufacturing VP.