Elon Musk Slams Apple As Tech Giant’s Self-Driving Car Project Looms
As Tesla (TSLA) released its quarterly financials on Monday, Elon Musk slammed rival Apple during the earnings call more than once, leaving a clear impression about his thoughts on the Silicon Valley tech giant.
Reports have circulated in recent months that Apple is building its own electric self-driving car, which the company has been tight-lipped about. According to CNBC, the project is dubbed Titan and is being run by Doug Field, who returned to Apple in 2018 after working at Tesla for five years.
A number of engineers and executives have abandoned Tesla and headed over to Apple for jobs as well, the news outlet said.
But during the earnings call, Musk was quick to call out Apple for its use of cobalt – a material that is used in lithium-ion battery cells for both smartphones and electric cars.