A8体育官网入口-Apple is recruiting experts in automotive technology and vehicle design to work at a new top-secret research lab, said several people familiar with the company, pointing to ambitions that go beyond the dashboard.几名知情人士回应,苹果(Apple)正在召募汽车技术和设计方面的专家,为一个新的另设的绝密研究实验室工作。此举表明出有苹果在其现有业务之外的野心。Dozens of Apple employees, led by experienced managers from its iPhone unit, are researching automotive products at a confidential Silicon Valley location outside the company’s Cupertino campus, the people said.知情人士回应,数十名苹果员工在来自其iPhone部门、富有经验的管理人员的率领下,正在硅谷该公司库比提诺(Cupertino)园区外的一个秘密场所,积极开展汽车产品的研究。

Sir Jonathan Ive’s team of Apple designers has held regular meetings with automotive executives and engineers in recent months, in some cases trying to hire them. Recent recruits to Apple’s team include the head of Mercedes-Benz’s Silicon Valley RD unit.最近几个月,乔纳森艾夫爵士(Sir Jonathan Ive)的苹果设计团队仍然在定期会见汽车领域的主管和工程师,有几次还企图聘请这些人员。苹果近期召募的人员,还包括了梅赛德斯-飞驰(Mercedes-Benz)硅谷研发部门的主管。One person close to Apple said that Steve Zadesky, a 16-year Apple veteran who led teams developing the original iPod and iPhone, was leading Apple’s automotive research lab.一名与苹果关系密切的人士回应,史蒂夫扎德斯基(Steve Zadesky)正在领导苹果的汽车研究实验室。

扎德斯基在苹果工作了16年之久,曾领导过iPod和iPhone最初版本的研发团队。The lab was set up late last year, not long after Apple unveiled its forthcoming smart watch and latest iPhones, which suggests that any resulting product may still be years away from release. Apple often investigates a wide range of new product areas, some of which never get released.该实验室是在去年底成立的,当时苹果刚透露了将要发售的智能手表和最新款iPhone。该实验室成立时间之短,指出它距离公布任何成品还要数年时间。