Chris Lattner leaves Apple for Tesla

Chris Lattner announced he’s leaving Apple “to pursue an opportunity in another space.” Turns out that space is Tesla autopilot software. John Gruber says, “Lattner is a really smart, very well-liked, and deeply respected guy. His leaving is a loss for Apple.” This further calls into question the status and viability of Apple’s car project. Business Insider said Apple has more recently been focused “on building an autonomous driving system instead of a complete car”, which makes this even more strange.