High-Tech Cars Bring Detroit, Silicon Valley Face to Face

Apple recently hired Fiat Chrysler’s former quality chief. Ride-sharing service Uber snagged 40 researchers and scientists from Carnegie Mellon‘s Pittsburgh robotics lab. Tesla’s head of vehicle development used to work at Apple. For years the fast-paced tech industry showed little respect for the plodding car industry. Google and Palo Alto-based Tesla, with its high-tech electric sedans, helped change that.