According to CNBC, Apple is in discussion with Hyundai Kia to build an Apple car. Apple car will be designed and developed by Apple and built at the Hyundai Kia plant in west point, Georgia. That is about 90 miles southwest of Atlanta. Hyundai Kia has enough available capacity there.
According to CNBC, Apple and Kia are near an agreement with the car designed and developed by Apple and built by Hyundai Kia.
Apple car is tentatively scheduled for production in 2024. But according to CNBC, it could get up to 2025. It will be an autonomous electric car.
Apple car history
Apple has been working on this project since 2014. If you talk in Apple’s language, then the name of this secrete project is “Project Titan.” At this point, nearly 5000 engineers are working on this project.
At the beginning of this project, Apple was not even going to build a car. It was only trying to develop such a system already available in the cars that convert those cars into smart cars. But after that, Apple realized that many other companies are building smart systems for their automobiles. So, Apple decided to build their car because they think they have much better control over their own hardware than the others.
We know that Apple always does everything in its own way. So, the project that was going to be for a smart system was ultimately converted into a car.
Apple car teams
At this point, there two teams of Apple that are working on this project. One is with the name of Apple car autonomous that is working on that system. It is developing the smart system of the Apple car. On the other side, there is a design team. That is basically working on the design of the Apple car.
This car is going to be a Smart EV (Electric Vehicle). Apple has scheduled this project for production in 2024. And the company with which Apple is going to work is Hyundai Kia. Apple basically doesn’t make its product 100% of its own. It always works with a third-party manufacturer. But it controls their production. So, this time Apple is going to work with Hyundai Kia.
Manufacturing of Apple car
Hyundai Kia is an enormous brand based in South Korea that will hold the production side. But the research and design will be controlled by Apple itself. The car’s physical outlook and parts will be manufactured in Hyundai, but Apple will hold its complete research.
It is going to be an electric vehicle. So, the major challenge that is faced by electric vehicles is their range and battery capacity because they take a lot of time to get fully charged. Apple is also working on smart tint glass. It means you will be able to adjust the tint of your glass. If you want black glass in your car, you will adjust it through your smartphone.
For now, there are many design appearing of the car. But I don’t think that everybody is interested in design. The interesting thing is if brand like Apple makes a car then what will be the new features in that car. So, what do you think? Tell me in the comment section below.