Apple has hired dozens of software engineers in Canada to develop an operating system carOS for cars. It is reported Bloomberg citing its own sources.
Many of the engineers working in the canadian office, was employed in the course of this year, about two dozen came from QNX Software Systems, a unit of BlackBerry Ltd., which already has experience in this area of development.
The most significant of ex-employees of QNX, who came to Apple, Bloomberg calls the former Executive Director of QNX, Dan Dodge. From the beginning of 2016 he is working on the Apple Titan, assuming the control of an operating system for future cars.
Engineers work in the office of Apple in the suburbs of Ottawa, about a five minute walk from the headquarters of most QNX. This is an unusual move for the “Apple” giant, which usually develops new projects in Cupertino.
The publication notes that the BlackBerry QNX considers the main source of its future growth. Operating system QNX is used in more than 60 million cars.
In April 2016, Apple hired the former Vice President of Tesla on the development of the cars of Chris Porrit. According to Electrek, the company he was hired to work on “special projects,” including the Apple Titan.