A Virtual Drive
12 Jan 21
Apple is launching a car. The launching date is expected in 2024. The manufacturing collaboration will be between Apple and Hyundai. This could be a self-driving car or a semi-autonomous car. The design of this car is not published at yet but some analyst has published the expected design. The original vision of an "Apple Car" that would detect its driver via fingerprint and then drive them anywhere had transitioned from a partially autonomous car to something more ambitious. However, another factor that may have pulled Apple away from its own car is the automotive supply chain. While Apple is used to being able to exert heavy control over suppliers for devices like the iPhone, the company may have discovered that auto parts makers would be less eager to commit to an "Apple Car," given the deeper expenses involved, and Apple likely producing vehicles in small initial numbers.