Ford hires exec formerly in charge of Apple’s car project

NEW YORK (AP) — Ford Motor Co. has hired a former Apple and Tesla executive to be the company’s head of advanced technology and new embedded systems. It’s a critical position for Ford as the auto industry moves to adopt vehicles powered by electricity and guided by computers. Before Doug Field joined Ford, he was a vice president of special projects at Apple and a engineer at Tesla. Apple has been rumored to be working on its own car project for some time, but the details of that project have been kept under tight wraps. Field also worked on Tesla’s Model 3 vehicle.