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Apple exec, former Ford engineer hired by Tesla

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Tesla has just hired Doug Field as vice president of new vehicle development. Until now, the man was in charge of developing several Apple products, including the latest MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac.

Before that, Field used to work as a Ford engineer.

“Until Tesla came along, I had never seriously considered leaving Apple. I started my career with the goal of creating incredible cars, but ultimately left the auto industry in search of fast-paced, exciting engineering challenges elsewhere,” Field said in a statement. “As the first high-tech auto company in modern history, Tesla is at last an opportunity for me and many others to pursue the dream of building the best cars in the world -- while being part of one of the most innovative companies in Silicon Valley.”

Source: Autonews