According to a new report from Reuters, Apple aims to launch self-driving cars by 2024. “Familiar with this issue,” the two explain that Apple has made enough software advances to enable self-driving cars. Return Early 2019, Apple has fired about 200 employees from Project Titan, focusing specifically on software.
A person who has worked with Project Titan said: “If there’s one company on the planet that has the resources to do that, it’s probably Apple, but at the same time, it’s not a mobile phone.”
Even for companies like Apple, the car supply chain isn’t that simple. As a result, the company may develop an autonomous driving system and install it in partner vehicles. It’s not yet clear if there are Apple-branded vehicles or if the system just has the Apple logo.
A new battery technology called “nano cells” powers these vehicles, occupying less space with new batteries and having different chemical compositions. Apple is reportedly considering LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate), which is less susceptible to overheating than lithium-ion batteries. New batteries can also extend the range of these vehicles.
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For autonomous systems, use the lidar sensor currently used on the new iPhone 12 Pro Max and the latest generation iPad Pro models. Use multiple sensors to detect objects at different distances. It is said that either Apple or an external company will supply these sensors to Apple.
The report states that Apple aims to prepare the product for 2024, but the current health crisis could delay the project. Again, it’s not yet known if it’s an Apple-branded car or an existing vehicle-branded (or perhaps a new sub-branded) system. Apple declined to comment on its plans and future products.