• New Apple Job Listing Points to Company Seeking Automotive Engineers in China



    A job listing recently discovered is claiming that the Cupertino California company is seeking a supplier quality engineer with Chinese manufacturing experience. This leads many to believe the possibility of the company looking to extend into car-related products.

    According to the folks over at Jalopnik, the Chinese head-hunting firm Allegis-BN is supposedly in the middle of looking for a recruit to fill a position for an undisclosed project. The job posting, originally filed two weeks ago under the automotive section of LinkedIn claims that Apple is looking for a Supplier Quality Engineer/New Product Integration supervisor with experience in CNC/ die casting/ plastic injection. The original post mentioned the following:

    Apple(China) Looking for SQE/NPI with over 4 years Mechanical engineering background familiar with CNC/die casting/stamping/plastic injection, can use APQP/ PPAP/SPC to control product quality.
    Although the job advertisement mentions Apple, it should be noted that the Shanghai-based firm Allegis-BN doesn’t include Apple as a customer on its client list webpage. The ad is however a legitimate one and it wouldn’t be the first time that Apple has been rumored to be venturing into the automotive space either. A report in 2007 claimed that Apple was in talks with Volkswagen over building an Apple-integrated concept car.

    As of right now, Apple doesn’t make any products associated with cars directly, though Daimler recently announced a Mercedes-Benz project that heavily integrates the iPhone in the car company’s next generation “infotainment” system. The car company stated that when the product is released, it will mark the first time a car has the ability to interface with software such as Apple’s Siri voice-recognition. The integration will be known as the Drive Kit Plus and it will be making its debut in the A-class line with expectation sof being included in the B, C, and E-class cars by this fall.

    Source: Jalopnik via CarNewsChina
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