Apple has reportedly hired a former Lamborghini veteran with two a long time of working experience at the Italian supercar company.

Luigi Taraborrelli still left his situation as head of investigation and progress for chassis and auto dynamics in May perhaps this 12 months, in accordance to his LinkedIn profile. He had worked in many roles at Lamborghini due to the fact the start of 2008.

In accordance to sources speaking to Bloomberg, Taraborrelli is transferring to Apple to do the job on the technology giant’s self-driving car project, recognized as Undertaking Titan.

The Apple iphone maker has been rumored to be establishing its have auto for nearly a decade now, with main executive Tim Cook dinner very first green-lights the challenge back in 2014. Since then, the division has ebbed and flowed, expanded and shrunk, and reportedly modified way a number of times – and all with no an real automobile at any time getting witnessed, or the firm publicly recognizing its automobile ambitions.

In accordance to Taraborrelli’s LinkedIn profile, the chassis engineer worked on various styles of Lamborghini, which include the Urus SUV and Huracan and Aventador supercars. His function provided the development of managing, suspension, steering, brakes and wheels. Taraborrelli’s profile says he is at this time centered in the San Francisco Bay Region.

Apple is believed to have hired hundreds of large-profile automotive engineers around the years, but what it finally has prepared for Challenge Titan remains a thriller. It was at first thought Apple wished to choose on Tesla with an electrical car or truck of its very own, before switching to produce software package for other brands to use.

Extra not too long ago, the aim has returned to generating a auto of its very own, with a probable start day in 2025. As well as a automobile, Project Titan is previously rumored to have centered on a minivan, as very well as autonomous cars for use across Apple’s Cupertino campus. The business has not yet spoken publicly about Challenge Titan, in spite of its work getting identified and commented on by executives from other automakers, including Tesla manager Elon Musk.

Apple has previously employed engineers from EV startup Rivian and Alphabet’s Waymo autonomous auto division, as properly as regular carmakers like Volvo, Porsche, Mercedes, Aston Martin and McLaren. Different rumors have also claimed Apple was at a single issue interested in acquiring McLaren, the British supercar business.