Apple hires former Tesla engineer to boost self-driving car effort

Bloomberg News reported on Friday that Apple Inc (AAPL.O) has hired a former Tesla Inc (TSLA.O) engineer to help with automobile development. (

The Cupertino, California-based company According to the story, Apple has hired Christopher Moore to join its self-driving car team. Requests for comment from Apple and Tesla were not immediately returned.

The news comes only weeks after Doug Field, the chief of Apple’s automobile project, joined Ford Motor Company (F.N) as the company’s advanced technology and embedded systems leader.

Apple announced last year that it was pressing forward with self-driving car technology and that it planned to release a passenger vehicle in 2024 with its own revolutionary battery technology.