Apple held meetings with Canoo, a California-based EV startup, in the first half of 2020. The discussion between both companies ranged from Apple investing in the startup to acquiring it outright. The startup was founded in late 2017 by a small group of executives that were originally a part of Faraday Future, another startup that was making an EV.
A new report claims that Apple is also talking to Mercedes-Benz to partner for the production of its self-driving electric vehicle. This report comes just a day after it was first reported that Apple was looking to partner with Hyundai for its self-driving electric vehicle and was going to sign an agreement by March 2021.
Local Korean newspaper Korea IT News has reported that Hyundai Motors and Apple are going to sign a deal on autonomous electric vehicles by March 2021, with production set to start around 2024 in the United States.
Vehicle maker Hyundai has confirmed that it is in discussions with Apple possibly for the production of the Apple Car.
A Bloomberg report has detailed Apple’s work on an autonomous electric vehicle and says it is still at least half a decade away from launch since the vehicle is still in the early stages of development.
A Reuters report from last week detailed that Apple Car would enter into production in 2024 and that it would feature “next level” battery technology. However, reliable Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo claims in his latest note that the launch of Apple Car is unlikely to happen until 2025-2027. And that’s the best-case scenario as per the analyst.
A new report by Reuters claims that Apple is targeting 2024 to start the production of its in-house self-driving car, Apple Car.
It is no secret that Apple is working on a self-driving car project. A new Apple patent describes a system that alerts users with the help of notifications on the iPad and iPhone screens. This is expected to allow drivers to take their eyes off the road while still being alerted whenever necessary.
Apple has been working on multiple car projects, including a complete smart car and a self-driving car system. The company’s priorities seem to target ease of use and safety. Now, a new patent suggests that Apple is working on safer and more reliable self-driving algorithms that take data from multiple sensors and use that data in a variety of ways.