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Apple’s Car Project Loses Three More Key Engineers to Startups

  • String of departures continues after new leadership takes over
  • Company aims to launch fully autonomous car as early as 2025
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Apple Inc.’s self-driving car project has lost three key engineers in recent weeks, adding to a rash of departures from a tumultuous business with daunting ambitions. 

Eric Rogers, billed as Apple’s chief engineer for radar systems on the project, left for flying-taxi startup Joby Aviation Inc. in recent weeks. Alex Clarabut, an engineering manager for the team’s battery systems group, joined Archer Aviation Inc., another company working to develop air taxis.