Apple hired a senior self-driving car engineer from Alphabet's Waymo unit, Apple said on Friday, a sign that the iPhone maker maintains autonomous vehicle ambitions.
Apple hired Jaime Waydo, previously a systems engineer at Waymo, Apple said, confirming a report by tech news website The Information.
"We wish Jaime well in her next endeavor," Waymo said in a statement.
Before joining Waymo, Waydo was a longtime engineer at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, according to her LinkedIn profile. At Waymo, she oversaw systems engineering - the process of ensuring hardware and software work well together - and helped make key decisions about when to remove human safety drivers from the company's test fleet in Arizona, The Information reported.