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    According to “two people with knowledge of the project,” Apple’s “Project Titan,” which is the much-rumored electric car project, may involve a campus that was just leased by Apple last year located in Sunnyvale, California. The leased campus is just a few minutes away from the company’s main 1 Infinite Loop campus in Cupertino. The company has reportedly been receiving shipments that may be related to the project’s development at the Sunnyvale address but nothing is certain. The following was mentioned regarding the matter:

    According to one AppleInsider source familiar with "Titan," many of Apple's new auto-related hires, including recruits from Tesla, have been working out of the Sunnyvale campus. This person claims that some of the projects underway there have been kept "very secret" within the company.

    It is said that the "Titan" development building itself is codenamed "SG5."
    It’s unsurprising to find Apple’s presence at the campus according to the folks over at AppleInsider who believe that the Cupertino California company is linked to another company which is presumably operating the site quietly. This company in particular, SixtyEight Research, claims to be a market research firm but there is close to no public evidence of any actual operations in the field. Instead what was discovered was the fact that the building where SixtyEight Research is listed as a tenant has seen city permits issued for construction of an “auto work area” and a “repair garage.” The following was mentioned regarding he matter:

    SixtyEight's affiliation with Apple could not be confirmed, but Apple does have a long history of using shell corporations and deceptive methods to hide its secret projects. Aside from a barren website, there is scant other information about SixtyEight — lending more credence to its use as a front.

    It wouldn't be a stretch to surmise that SixtyEight could play a role in allowing Apple to purchase and import automotive equipment and tools without drawing any suspicion. Apple, after all, is the biggest company in the world, and has been known to force engineers to use false names in the past when visiting suppliers to avoid unwelcome attention.
    The current SixtyEight office has a note pointing those looking for the company offices to go to a three-story building that is located in the complex that is leased by Apple. The evidence could potentially be just circumstantial but there does appear to be quite a bit of fishy coincidences at the Sunnyvale campus. We’ll have to wait to see what’s true and what isn’t when more concrete information is revealed.

    Source: AppleInsider

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2015-03-14 10:59 PM