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Former Top Tesla Engineer and Apple Car Executive Return to Ford

Engineering executive Dougfield returned to Ford after a stint with Tesla and Apple, Blue Oval confirmed in a press release Tuesday. Field will report to Ford CEO Jim Farley, Chief Executive Officer and Head of Embedded Systems.

Field returned from Apple to Ford, where he was Vice President of a special project. This includes overseeing the controversial “Apple Car” project, which many media reports have pointed out. This means that returning to Ford can be a blow to Apple. Apple is believed to be planning its own self-driving electric vehicle, but has recently been discussing contract manufacturing with automakers. Seems to have stalled..

Prior to working at Apple, Field was Senior Vice President of Engineering at Tesla.he Leaving the car maker 2018, just after the production of Model 3 started.

Tesla hired Field away from Apple, where he worked on Mac hardware. His resume also includes work at Segway. He began his career at Ford, but worked as a development engineer from 1987 to 1993, the automaker said.

The field is a new position that oversees technical features such as infotainment, navigation, driving assistance technology, connected services and cybersecurity. He is also responsible for wireless software updates. Ford plans to start using Add functionality to the vehicle after being expelled from the dealer lot.

With one update scheduled for later this year Blue cruise Driving assistance systems for certain 2021 Ford F-150 and 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E vehicles. Blue Cruises can control steering, acceleration, braking, and certain highways, but still require careful drivers. in short, SAE Autonomy Scale.. Former Top Tesla Engineer and Apple Car Executive Return to Ford

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