Former BMW, Faraday Future, Canoo Exec Heads To Apple

Ulrich Kranz, the Los Angeles area auto executive who has served at BMW, Faraday Future, and Canoo, has joined Apple to head up its automotive team, according to Bloomberg. Kranz was at BMW for 30 years, and headed up the team behind the BMW i3 electric vehicle. Kranz then became Chief Technical Officer (CTO) at Faraday Future, before it ran into financial issues, and then went on to co-found another Los Angeles EV maker, Canoo. Bloomberg said the move indicates that Apple may be starting its own, self-driving electric car effort.