Apple could possibly be creating its automotive OS in Canada
Extra particulars about Apple’s software program workforce for its not-so-secret automotive challenge are rising. In response to a brand new report from Bloomberg, Apple has employed fairly just a few engineers within the Ottawa suburb of Kanata. The corporate additionally opened an workplace there and could possibly be creating its automotive working system from there.
The rationale why Kanata is so sizzling proper now’s as a result of BlackBerry’s QNX workplace additionally occurs to be there. QNX is an working system for vehicles and runs many infotainment programs in main automotive manufacturers, resembling Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, GM, Ford and almost everybody else.
Again in July, one other report already indicated that QNX CEO Dan Dodge left the corporate to hitch Apple. Since then, round two dozen workers reportedly joined him, together with non-QNX workers.
In response to Bloomberg, the workforce is engaged on an working system for vehicles — and I actually hope Apple calls it carOS. But it surely’s unclear if the workforce is specializing in the infotainment side or the software program layer that’s going to run your complete automotive.
Apple is now reportedly engaged on autonomous driving expertise and never a full-fledged automotive. The thought is that Apple might associate with current automotive producers to combine Apple’s applied sciences.
Along with this technique shift, Apple has but to resolve if the automotive challenge is viable. If Apple’s automotive workforce can’t construct a promising demo earlier than the top of 2017, the corporate might cancel the challenge.
As you possibly can see, there are plenty of rumors going alternative ways about Mission Titan. Apple could possibly be hiring but additionally firing, Apple could possibly be opening a brand new workplace but additionally decreasing the scope of the challenge… If the automotive challenge is actual, there’s one factor for positive: Apple doesn’t actually know what it desires to do.