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Apple car hints: Company hires Chrysler executive, robotic car expert

Apple car hints: Company hires Chrysler executive, robotic car expert

In another sign that Apple might get into the auto business, the Cupertino, Calif., tech giant has quietly hired a former senior executive from Chrysler. Doug Betts, who was Chrysler's quality chief and a senior vice president until November, now says on his LinkedIn profile that he works for Apple in a nonspecific “operations” position. Before Chrysler, Betts worked for Nissan Motors Manufacturing and Toyota Motors Manufacturing. The hiring was first reported by the Wall Street Journal. Apple also has hired Paul Furgale, a Swiss autonomous vehicle and robotics expert, the Journal said. Another hint of Apple's designs surfaced in a lawsuit filed against Apple this...

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