The Apple Car could arrive as early as 2024, reports say

The Apple Car could arrive as early as 2024, reports say

What in the world is Apple?

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According to Bloomberg’s Friday report, the Apple car, aka Project Titan, is reportedly alive and well within the curved hall of the company’s Cupertino, California, headquarters.

An earlier Taiwanese report, published in December, cited unnamed sources stating that suppliers would begin producing components for the long-rumored Apple car in the second quarter of 2021 and run the project a few years ahead of schedule. Is going. In another Reuters report from December, there were sources telling the publication that 2024 is the date we’ll see an Apple car.

If you missed the Apple car ring in the past, the technology giant was rumored to be close to disclosing Prototype car The project was sheltered before the last decade. Instead, Apple decided to concentrate Self driving car software And abandoned hardware for other companies. Unlike some technology companies and startups, Apple was not building a robotaxi, but instead, a personal vehicle that you can drive.

By bit, we’ve also seen that Apple still wants to dub with a physical car as many people Patent application for Physical motor vehicle components. Just because a company files a patent application does not mean that it goes along with it, but still, it gives us an idea where its engineers have the least heads. As Reuters reported, Apple reworked Project Titan in 2019 and plans to move forward with plans for a physical car instead of software. According to the report, changing the batteries in the plan includes game-changing battery technology to pack more energy into the battery pack.

This “monocell” battery pack, described for publication as a source, frees up space inside the pack to include more active material to increase the driving range while simplifying the design. A lithium-iron phosphate composition is also on the table, reportedly instead of lithium-ion. As a self-driving technology, Apple is reportedly negotiating with outside companies to collaborate on the technology, but it could build its own units in-house with iPhone technology experience.

For now, we definitely need to take both reports with a dose of salt piles. Apple did not return Roadshow’s request for comment on the information, and we know that the company keeps its secrets tight. And who knows, an “Apple car” may not be a physical thing in the end. The Reuters report assumed that things could change again in the next few years. Perhaps the “car” would be an extensive suite of artificial intelligence and software used to drive a self-driving car. As Apple has slowly started attacking the infotainment system. Carplay, It is not really the tech giants to pursue looters in the distant future.

First published on December 21, 2020.

Updated 8 January 2021: Adds new information from Bloomberg.

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