Apple Hires Ex-Ford  Electric Car Plans

Executive For Apple's

Apple Inc. Has Recruited A Longtime

Ford Motor Co. executive who helped lead safety efforts and vehicle engineering, a sign the iPhone maker is again ramping up development of an electric car.

The Tech Giant

Hired Desi Ujkashevic for the car project, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

Ujkashevic Had Worked

At Ford since 1991, most recently serving as its global director of automotive safety engineering.

Before That...

She helped oversee engineering of interiors, exteriors, chassis and electrical components for many Ford models.

The Executive Worked On Ford’s Escape

Explorer, Fiesta and Focus models, as well as the Lincoln MKC and Aviator, according to her LinkedIn profile

She Also Helped Develop New Electric

Vehicles For the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker. And Ujkashevic has experience dealing with regulatory issues, something that will be key to Apple getting a car on the road.

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