The job is a hybrid role between technical engineering and program managing, handling certification records for Apple’s various car experience projects including CarPlay, according to the job description. Why it matters: Apple recently released a new version of CarPlay at its 2022 Worldwide Developers Conference earlier this month. Apple said it is partnering with 14 automakers including Ford, Nissan, Honda and Mercedes-Benz to roll out vehicles equipped with the new CarPlay system by 2023. No Chinese automaker was on the list of partners.
In a clue that the business may be ready to launch its latest generation of CarPlay in-car operating system in China, Apple Inc. is hiring automotive software experts in China. According to a job posting on its website and recruitment portals, the company that makes the iPhone and iPad is hiring in Beijing, Shanghai, and Shenzhen. The position will be a part of Apple’s automobile experience team and will help developers complete system certification with Apple while also supporting automotive partners with integration.
Apple’s existing CarPlay partners in China include General Motors and SAIC Motor-backed Baojun, Great Wall Motors’ Harval and Chery. A smart car industry analyst said the new version of CarPlay is likely to land in China with models produced by joint venture manufactures. By the end of 2021, Apple set up partnerships with 70 carmakers globally to introduce CarPlay in 720 models, according to Hairong Securities. Quick Takes are condensed versions of China-related stories for fast news you can use.
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