Apple is moving into the automotive industry by designing an electric car, according to reports.

A team of 1,000 has been assembled by the company to build the vehicle, which the Wall Street Journal says “resembles a minivan”.

The newspaper reports it could take several years for “Project Titan” to reach the production stage.

Apple may not even end up producing a car at all, the paper writes.

Instead it could use any prototype to test other mobility technologies it is working on, such as CarPlay, which integrates your phone with the dashboard.

Apple executive Steve Zadesky, a former Ford engineer, is apparently heading the project.

He previously led teams developing the iPod and iPhones.

The Wall Street Journal claims Apple staff have visited car builders such as Magna Steyr, which has produced vehicles for Mercedes and BMW.

There are reports that Apple is recruiting experts in automotive technology and vehicle design to work at a new top-secret research lab in Silicon Valley.

Apple has made no comment on its reported move into automotives…. see more

source: skynews