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Apple’s self-driving car, also known unofficially as the Apple Car, could struggle to reach market on schedule.

We know that those from Cupertino have been working on this ambitious project for years, even Tim Cook has talked about it, but according to the reliable analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, the team in charge of its development has been dissolved.

The Apple Car project team has been dissolved for some time. The reorganization within the next three to six months is necessary to achieve the goal of mass production by 2025.

—郭明錤 (Ming-Chi Kuo) (@mingchikuo) March 15, 2022

Kuo says that in order for the project to move forward and meet the established dates (they intend to launch it in 2025), the team would have to reorganize very soon. It is not the first time that negative news about the project has arrived. According to reports, the development of the Apple Car has faced numerous setbacks since it was approved in 2014, including several leadership changes.

For now the information related to this product is very confusing. Although there are several rumors or comments like Kuo’s that herald a dark future for the self-driving car, others, like the analyst Mark Gurman of Bloomberg, assure that Apple is putting all the meat on the grill to move the project forward.

The current Apple Car development team includes Apple’s vice president of technology, Kevin Lynch, who took over the leadership last year. Lynch filled in for Doug Field, after he left for Ford.

According to the latest rumors, the Apple Car could have a range of 300 miles (482 kilometers) and a top speed of 160 mph (257 kilometers per hour).

Of course, the Apple car would have self-driving features like Tesla cars. In fact, it is expected that this, if it ever sees the light, could compete directly with the $35,000 Tesla Model 3.

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