Everything around the electric car that Apple is apparently working on is confusing. Several reasonably strong American media outlets, such as television networks CNBC and Bloomberg, have assumed for several months that the Cupertino company has been working on the development of an electric car, an initiative that, on the other hand, we have been hearing about intermittently since 2018.
However, in mid-September the shadow of doubt loomed about the Titan project, which is the code name that Apple apparently uses to identify their future electric car. Dough Field, a former Tesla executive who until then led this development, left the apple firm and signed for Ford.
Interestingly, Field is not the first manager linked to the Titan project to leave the ranks of Apple. Before he left the company Steve Zadesky, a renowned mechanical engineer from the Ford quarry. These ups and downs seemed to reflect that something was wrong with this project. At the very least they hinted at a certain instability. Maybe this is the reason why, according to Bloomberg, Apple has accelerated development of your electric car in order to consolidate your bet.
The Apple Car will arrive in 2025, according to Bloomberg
Field’s successor at the helm of the Titan project is Kevin Lynch, a veteran in-house engineer who has been involved, among other divisions, in the development of the Apple Watch. We know that this technician has led this Apple division for just over two months, but the information that is gaining body in the last few hours defends that this company has stepped on the accelerator to put its electric car on the street during 2025.
However, this is not all. The same sources that support this forecast assure that Apple is determined to equip its vehicle with full autonomous driving. In fact, the Cupertino seem to be interested in eliminating both the steering wheel and the pedals from their electric vehicle. Although we accept that they manage to fully develop this technology over the next four years, what is not clear is that the legislation will advance at the same rate to allow the circulation of a car with these characteristics.
It will be interesting to follow the steps that Apple will take in this area over the next few years, and also, when the time comes, see if, as stated by the American financial multinational Morgan Stanley, this electric vehicle will be the next disruption of this company. We all know that those in the block have successfully broken into other markets on several occasions, so who knows, they may do it again, but this time in the automotive sector.
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Via | Bloomberg