When it comes to the development of electric cars, we’ve mostly seen efforts from more mainstream carmakers that cater to the masses. This is less evident when it comes to companies that are known more for their supercars. However, if you’re curious as to what an EV Ferrari could look like, you won’t have to wait too long to find out.
Apple has been rumored to be working on their own car, but since Apple has no experience manufacturing automobiles, obviously they will need to seek a manufacturing partner to help them with it. Now it seems that the company could be close to inking a deal with a potential manufacturing partner.
When you think of Xiaomi, there’s a very good chance that you think of the company’s smartphones. However, Xiaomi does way more than just make smartphones. For those unfamiliar, Xiaomi dabbles in all kinds of products ranging from electric screwdrivers to smart lights to robot vacuum cleaners and electric scooters.
Based on the prices of bitcoin, it seems that the market really believes that bitcoin is a valuable commodity. However, spending your bitcoin, at least directly, isn’t as widely available yet so it’s not as if you’ll be able to walk into your local supermarket and pay for groceries using the cryptocurrency.
It is often not advised to drive when the roads are icy because a slight error could result in your car skidding and getting into an accident. Sure, there are tires designed for such situations, but what if your car was smart enough to be able to automatically adjust itself to compensate for any potential skidding?
The word on the street is that Apple is keen on developing and building their own car. However, if the rumors are true, it would represent a brand new market that Apple would be tapping into, one that they aren’t familiar with, and one that is already pretty stiff with competition. So much so that Toyota’s president is warning Apple about the potential challenges they might face.
When you buy a car, you usually need to think about the features you want in it. This is why carmakers tend to offer cars in various pre-built configurations where users can pay more for a version that comes with additional features, and usually once you pick a model, it’s not so easy to upgrade/downgrade.
A lot of carmakers have pledged their plans to transition from fuel powered cars to electric cars, but their end date is set quite a distance in the future. However, it seems that Volvo could be beating a lot of them to the punch as the company has announced their plans to transition by 2030.
Last week, Nissan stated that they were open to the idea of working with Apple on the rumored Apple Car. However, it seems that those talks might have actually already ended, or at least that’s what a report from the Financial Times is claiming.
Apple is a company best known for its consumer electronics like phones, tablets, and computers. However, if the rumors are true, Apple could soon be moving into the automotive industry by making their own car, an area which save for CarPlay, Apple has not much experience or expertise in.
Just the other day, Hyundai confirmed that their talks with Apple about partnering up for the rumored Apple Car have ended. While we have heard whispers and rumors about this project, Hyundai’s confirmation that they were in talks with Apple was as close as we got to an official confirmation that the project even existed.
The past couple of weeks have been a flurry of Apple Car-related news and rumors, with reports claiming that Hyundai and Apple were in talks to build the company’s rumored “Apple Car”. However, on Friday it was reported that those talks were put on hold and now according to a new report from Bloomberg, those talks have since come to an end.
Apple’s plans for their own car have been kind of an open secret. While the company has never quite normally acknowledged their plans, all their various hires have certainly suggested as such. This is why it was surprising when Hyundai actually kind of confirmed that they were in talks with Apple to help them build their car.
Many car makers and tech companies are working on self-driving cars that will do away with the need for a driver. So far, things have been progressing somewhat steadily and nicely, but we are far from a future where we can hop in a car without a driver and it takes us where we need to go.
The rumors surrounding Apple’s plans for their own electric car don’t seem to be dying down anytime soon. In fact, if anything, it sounds like Apple’s plans are actually speeding up where if the rumors are true, they could sign a deal with Kia as soon as the 17th of February to establish a production relationship.
Rumors about Apple’s plans to actually move forward and make their own car are starting to gain traction again, especially with the latest report coming from Business Insider Deutschland in which they claim that Apple has recently hired Porsche’s former VP of chassis development to work on Project Titan.
According to the rumors, Apple is said to be in talks with Hyundai about the company possibly helping Apple build the rumored Apple Car. However, given what we know about Apple’s practices when it comes to obtaining components, it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Hyundai might not be the only company Apple could be working with.
According to recent reports, it seems that Apple’s progress on their electric car is coming along nicely, to the point where Apple is apparently looking for companies to help them make their car. Recently, we heard that Hyundai was the frontrunner to produce the Apple Car, but now a new report suggests otherwise.
Tesla’s Model S and Model X cars have been around for a while now, but it seems that after all this while, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is asking the company to recall both vehicles from the roads. This is apparently due to issues with the cars’ display, backup camera, window defogger and defroster, and more.
Given that Apple has no commercial experience when it comes to making its own cars, it’s not surprising that the company is using its immense resources to try and acquire companies that might have said experience. In fact, a report from The Verge revealed that Apple tried to acquire EV startup Canoo back in 2020, but then those talks fell through and the acquisition obviously did not happen.