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Apple’s Watch Software Chief Takes Over Self-Driving Car Project

  • Kevin Lynch replaces Doug Field as head of Apple’s car efforts
  • Field left Apple’s project after three years to work at Ford
Kevin Lynch
Kevin LynchPhotographer: Brittany Hosea-Small/AFP/Getty Images

Apple Inc. appointed one of its top software executives, Kevin Lynch, to oversee its nascent self-driving car project after the previous leader left for Ford Motor Co. 

Lynch, an Adobe Inc. veteran who joined Apple in 2013 to run the software group for the company’s smartwatch and health efforts, replaced Doug Field as the manager in charge of the car work, according to people with knowledge of the matter.