Some late-night ‘motor noises’ are being heard from the Apple-leased Sunnyvale site



In March of 2015, it was reported that Apple was, at least in part, developing its Apple Car in a leased building in Sunnyvale, California.

It’s been quiet on that particular front, at least as far as any real interesting reports go, until now. According to AppleInsider, there are loud “motor noises” coming from the Sunnyvale campus late at night. This would corroborate those earlier reports that Apple is using this site as a testing facility for vehicles, under a shell company known as SixtyEight Research.

According to one resident, there are some interesting sounds coming from the campus:

“(Do) there have to (be) motor noises at 11:00 p.m. at night like last night?” the resident wrote to the city of Sunnyvale. “Even with the windows closed I could still hear it.”

However, Apple has been doing some renovations for the 7-building campus since last year, so it’s possible that these are the sounds that the resident has been hearing over the last several months. Part of those plans apparently include building a 10-foot tall security fence around the perimeter of the campus, which would indeed help keep prying eyes out.

News about Apple’s car plans, which are under the guise of “Project Titan,” have been all over the place as of late. In September it was reported to be a “committed project” for Apple, and that the rollout was planned for sometime after 2019. However, more recently, it was reported that Apple has stopped hiring for the project altogether, and that, more distressingly, Steve Zadesky, the apparent lead of Project Titan, had left the company.

So, it could be renovations or actual motor noises coming from the site, but as it stands right now, it’s a unique mystery.

[via AppleInsider]

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