Apple has been working on an electric car initiative named Project Titan. Currently, there isn’t much known about the company’s initiative.Silicon Valley Business Journal recently reported that Apple has been buying several buildings in Sunnyvale, California. The company has been doing this on the down low, and the buildings are codenamed after Greek mythological figures.
The Largest building that the company is using for Project Titan is codenamed “Rhea”. This has confirmed that the electric car initiative name being Project Titan. Rhea is a Titan in Greek mythology, the daughter of e earth goddess Gaia and the sky god Uranus. The building has a high-security presence. It has also been reported that it has been making a lot of noise in the area. Moreover, documents filed with the city include areas named wheel balancer, tire changer, and lube bay. The names of the areas clearly indicate that the building has something to do with cars.
Aside from that, there is also a manufacturing facility in Sunnyvale that is codenamed “Medusa”. The plans for that facility indicate areas that are dedicated to eye tracking and a vision lab. Furthermore, “Magnolia” is also the name of a facility that was previously owned by FedEx. It is said to include a “regenerative thermal oxidizer”. It is a machine used in manufacturing. The machine is also capable of reducing pollution.
A former research lab in San Jose is named “Zeus”. According to the building documents, it will house an interim lab, which will be used by Apple and house researchers. Security of this building is said to be very tight. The building is completely surrounded by a fence to prevent outsiders from peeking. The building is situated in an area of 290,000 square feet. Then there is another building named “Athena”. It is still unclear what this building will be used for. Athena is currently set to undergo a lengthy facilities closure process.
Apple has also made modifications to the Sunnyvale building project. The new conceptual drawings show the campus more off sectioned that the initial images. Below is the new conceptual image.
Last month, it was found that Apple has leased a former Pepsi plant in Sunnyvale for its electric car initiative. Currently, Project Titan is an open secret as stated by CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk.CEO of Tesla, Elon Musk stated the it is an open secret that Apple is working on an electric car. The company has been hiring people to work on the initiative. It has also been reported that Apple has rented office spaces in the city also for the project.