Apple Car: ‘Motor Noises’ Reported From Apple’s Secret Auto Lab

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Late night ‘motor noises’ coming from Apple’s secret automobile testing campus in Sunnyvale have annoyed a nearby neighbor. The report has fueled speculations about the upcoming Apple car. According to Apple Insider, a resident who lives near the tech giant’s secret automotive lab has complained to city officials about ‘motor noises’ coming from the property.

Apple renovating the site

The Apple-owned site has undergone massive renovations since last year. The site includes “auto work area” and “repair garage.” The Sunnyvale resident said in his complaint:

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

Apple occupies seven buildings with about 300,000 square foot of area in an office complex in Sunnyvale. One of the buildings houses a mysterious company called SixtyEight Research, which is said to be a shell company created to help keep the Apple car project a secret. Apple Insider has also learned from sources that car-related shipments have been sent to Apple’s Sunnyvale campus, just a few minutes away from the company’s headquarters.

No evidence of noise coming from Apple car

The Apple car is widely rumored to be a premium electric vehicle with autonomous driving capabilities. Tesla founder Elon Musk calls it an open secret. Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche, who recently toured the Silicon Valley, said Apple’s car project was progressing faster than anticipated. But the noise emanating from the company’s automotive lab may not necessarily be engine noise from the Apple car, which is being developed under the Project Titan.

It may be noise from construction equipment, garage door opener, or anything else. The company has received permits to build 10-foot tall fences around the buildings for “physical security” and “visual privacy.” What’s more, electric car engines make negligible noise compared to internal combustion engines. The Cupertino company is planning to bring its car to the market by 2019.




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2 Comments on "Apple Car: ‘Motor Noises’ Reported From Apple’s Secret Auto Lab"

  1. kames braselton | Apr 10, 2016, 7:38 pm at 7:38 pm |

    hi this is master chief spartan 117 its not engine noise your hering its aples anti fbi weapins anti mater eapins plasama weaions its appple clisfied iwar xar wmd weapkns of wass destrion starnad safy feater 8 tomens each 64 tons toatal your jearing appkes bombing the fbi head quarterrs

  2. The Apple Car is comming along, however, it seem’s they need to fine tune the engine to get rid of unwanted motor noses.

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