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03-01-2012, 09:38 PM #1
New Apple Job Listing Points to Company Seeking Automotive Engineers in China
A job listing recently discovered is claiming that the Cupertino California company is seeking a supplier quality engineer with Chinese manufacturing experience. This leads many to believe the possibility of the company looking to extend into car-related products.
According to the folks over at Jalopnik, the Chinese head-hunting firm Allegis-BN is supposedly in the middle of looking for a recruit to fill a position for an undisclosed project. The job posting, originally filed two weeks ago under the automotive section of LinkedIn claims that Apple is looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer/New Product Integration supervisor with experience in CNC/ die casting/ plastic injection. The original post mentioned the following:
Apple(China) Looking for SQE/NPI with over 4 years Mechanical engineering background familiar with CNC/die casting/stamping/plastic injection, can use APQP/ PPAP/SPC to control product quality.
As of right now, Apple doesn’t make any products associated with cars directly, though Daimler recently announced a Mercedes-Benz project that heavily integrates the iPhone in the car company’s next generation “infotainment” system. The car company stated that when the product is released, it will mark the first time a car has the ability to interface with software such as Apple’s Siri voice-recognition. The integration will be known as the Drive Kit Plus and it will be making its debut in the A-class line with expectation sof being included in the B, C, and E-class cars by this fall.
Source: Jalopnik via CarNewsChina
03-02-2012, 12:28 AM #2
Apple needs to work at getting Siri or Siri-like technology into a car. I really think something like Sir would be a lot more useful in a car than a phone. Augmented reality on a car's windshield would also be cool.
03-02-2012, 01:09 AM #3
"The iCar....Drive into the future of transportation......Coming 2020".
I guess the only question that really matters is....Can we jailbreak it? Tweak the color of our cars, uncap speed restrictions Apple has put in place, get free fuel using "installagas"?
Apple should design/make a car from head to toe as a tech demo, simply for the fact that I would LOVE to see it.El Zurdo
03-02-2012, 07:21 AM #4
03-02-2012, 08:19 AM #5
I think Apple should start making products for cars, I bet they'd come out with some great ideas.
03-02-2012, 08:55 AM #6Freakin' finally
Oh how I have dreamed that my Mercedes worked in conjunction with my apple products (better than they already do).
Get notifications, text messages, email, everything right on my navigation screen. Definitely internet!!
This Will Be AWESOME!!!!!!
03-02-2012, 09:10 AM #7
Apple DID partner with VW. They released a car with an integrated iPad right next to the steering Column for radio controls, etc.
03-02-2012, 09:17 AM #8
03-02-2012, 10:08 AM #9
And don't forget about your car reporting back all your driving habits back to apple and to the developers of all and every app you load on your icar. Will not buy until jailbroken and until i can install Firewall IP.
03-02-2012, 10:47 AM #10
Fish are friends, not food!
Neither is Slow Internet.
03-02-2012, 12:06 PM #11