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Apple Electric Car Plans Get Boost As Company Hires Ford Veteran

Apple Electric Car Plans Get Boost As Company Hires Ford Veteran

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Apple Inc. has recruited a longtime Ford Motor Co. executive who helped lead safety efforts and vehicle engineering, a sign the iPhone maker is again ramping up development of an electric car. 

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The tech giant hired Desi Ujkashevic for the car project, according to people with knowledge of the matter.

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Ujkashevic had worked at Ford since 1991, most recently serving as its global director of automotive safety engineering.

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Before that, she helped oversee engineering of interiors, exteriors, chassis and electrical components for many Ford models. 

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The executive worked on Ford’s Escape, Explorer, Fiesta and Focus models, as well as the Lincoln MKC and Aviator, according to her LinkedIn profile

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She also helped develop new electric vehicles for the Dearborn, Michigan-based automaker. And Ujkashevic has experience dealing with regulatory issues, something that will be key to Apple getting a car on the road.

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