It was never a secret that Google is working hard to get into the competitive automotive market with its self-driving car project . But things start to get a little more real, with the hiring of ex-Ford and ex-Hyundai GM John Krafcik to lead the initiative.

Krafcik, whose resume lists 14 years at Ford followed by 10 years in the Hyundai – including five years in the top job in the United States – has turned to Twitter, to confirm the news and expressed his excitement at the possibility of

“Yeah, right, I connecting the Google self-driving car. The project is at the end of September” Krafcik wrote. “This is a great opportunity to help Google develop the enormous potential of self-driving car. I can not wait to get started,” he said .

“self-drive car can save 1000s of lives, to give people greater mobility and free us from the things that we find disappointing about driving today,” Krafcik announced in Third tweet .

This news comes just two months after Apple, also went to the car hiring spree (well, maybe not quite the boom) Arrest ex-Fiat-Chrysler Exec Doug Betts in an unknown role