Apple Could Take On Tesla With An Electric Car: CNBC After Hours
Apple is considering making its own cars and plans to enter a new market in 2024.
According to Reuters, the tech giant is developing next-generation self-driving systems and batteries. A source told reporters that the company plans to use «revolutionary» lithium phosphate batteries with only one cell.
This type of power cell will allow engineers to completely eliminate cobalt, use more active material to increase the range and improve operational safety. Reducing the cost of battery production in parallel.
Apple also plans to equip the car with multiple lidars to target its autonomous systems in the environment.
«Apple» The manufacturer did not comment on the news in any way, but a Reuters source says the company intends to start producing electric vehicles in 2024, possibly with the help of partner companies. Adding that the pandemic could affect the timing and production could be delayed until 2025.
Rumors about the development of Apple Car have been circulating since 2014, and in 2016 the company curtailed the Titan project, which deals with this direction. Therefore, it is possible that the tech giant can end up making money only by selling new technologies to automakers..
Earlier, we also reported that Apple is developing touch keyboards that can be felt.
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