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17 Apple auto engineers left the computer giant to join startup Zoox.

A group of 17 engineers has left Apple for self-driving car startup Zoox.

They were specialists in braking and suspension systems, in both traditional and autonomous vehicles.

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According to sources, that was after Apple backed off plans to build its own vehicle.

Apple CEO Tim Cook said that the company was focusing on creating a self-driving system.

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The latest exodus to Zoox suggests Apple is less likely to revive ambitions to make a car itself. The engineers found themselves increasingly sidelined and surplus to requirements at Apple, and were hired by the startup in piecemeal fashion in recent months.

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via autoblog