Apple electric car is talk of the town nowadays. The project codenamed “Titan,” Started in 2014, with upwards of 1,000 employees working on developing an electric vehicle at a secret location near its Cupertino headquarters. Apple has yet to openly discuss but around 5,000 employees were reported to be working on the project as of 2018.
In June 2017, Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke publicly about Apple’s work on autonomous driving software, confirming Apple’s work in a rare candid moment. Apple doesn’t always share details on what it’s working on, but when it comes to the car software, it’s difficult to keep quiet due to regulations.
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Apple’s plans said:
“We’re focusing on autonomous systems. It’s a core technology that we view as very important. We sort of seeing it as the mother of all AI projects. It’s probably one of the most difficult AI projects actually to work on.”
As it was early reported that the autonomous Apple car will start production in 2024 and will feature some “next level” battery technology. The news service quoted someone who has seen Apple’s battery design as saying it could “radically” reduce battery costs and increase range.
The long-rumoured Apple Car was expected to go into production by either 2023 or early 2024 but as per recent reports, it may be unveiled in the 3rd quarter of 2021.
According to some plausible leaks, Apple Car could be arriving in global markets sooner than it had originally been estimated.
A piece of news by EconomicDailyNews of Taiwan states that the company’s production unit in Taiwan is gearing up for huge scale production of Apple Car components.
As per the news shared by MacRumors, the production setup could be ready as early as the second quarter of next year. Several models of the vehicle are also allegedly undergoing rigorous testing in America.
Although no final dates have been announced by the authorities for the launch of the Apple Car, the company had revealed that it would be within the next couple of years.
Given statistics tells that the EV (electric vehicle) revolution will allow numerous tech-firms to enter the auto industry, the competition is likely to get tougher for both automakers and newcomers, whereas the buyers will get to enjoy the spoils.