Apple brings on new talent for autonomous car initiative

The former BlackBerry CEO was on tap to join Apple's team.

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Apple has brought on the former head of BlackBerry's automotive software division to lead its self-driving car tech projects.

The latest addition to the Apple team previously founded and acted as chief executive officer of QNX, the operating system developer acquired by BlackBerry back in 2010. Dan Dodge joined Apple earlier this year to assist a team headed by Bob Mansfield. As part of Project Titan -- Apple's automobile initiative -- Dodge is helping to develop a new automated driving system. This marks a change in direction from Apple's previous plans for simply creating its own automobile.

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