Rumors about Project Titan, Apple’s electric car, have been circulating for a long time. The company itself does not comment on them in any way, it only continues to receive patents in one way or another related to electric vehicles. According to the latest inside information, Apple has pushed back plans to implement the Project Titan. But lately, it has accelerated in the creation of the car and may introduce one in 2025.
This information was shared with a wide audience by Mark Gurman from Bloomberg. Most importantly, Apple has decided in which direction to move. If earlier it stood on the road, to release a fully self-driving car, or still offer limited self-driving scenarios, now it knows for sure that its goal is a completely autonomous electric car, devoid of steering wheel and pedals. To interact with the car, they will offer a touch screen, which is also responsible for the operation of the multimedia and entertainment system.
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The Cupertino company has no ambitions. It sets aside four years for itself to create a fully self-driving car. This means that it should launch in 2025. Of course, the deadlines may eventually be postponed, because a lot will depend on the results that the company will achieve on the way to achieving the set goal.
The first success on the way to the dream is already there. The company has developed a chip that will form the basis of the electric car. True, there is a problem with heating and you will have to find a solution with cooling it. There are plans to start testing a new chip and various sensors, i.e. bring cars equipped with new technologies onto the roads. The company is also negotiating with the largest manufacturers of electric charging stations for electric vehicles. Everything so that Apple Car can be quickly refueled at any charging station.
Apple is actively looking to hire engineers to test and develop safety functions. “The Special Projects Group is seeking an accomplished mechanical engineer to lead the development of mechanical systems with safety critical functions,” one recent Apple job listing reads. “You will use your passion for figuring things out to help design safety systems; and to lead the testing and countermeasure of those systems.”
As part of efforts to accelerate the project, Apple is hiring more self-driving and car hardware engineers. That’s included enlisting CJ Moore, Tesla’s former self-driving software director.