Apple building its first car in 2024
Apple once again appears to be seriously looking at making a car. Reuters reports that Apple is pursuing production of a passenger vehicle by 2024 as well as the creation of self-driving systems and a “breakthrough battery technology.”
It’s not clear that all of this tech is going into the first passenger vehicle Apple hopes to make — but it indicates that Apple is considering vehicle production, after previously shutting down plans to make a car. There have been rumors but in 2016, the project was scaled down significantly, with around 200 people being laid off from Apple’s car team just last year.
Now it seems that Apple has renewed its focus on building an actual vehicle, relying on third parties to provide some components of its self-driving tech, including its LIDAR systems.
Apple declined to comment.
Source: The Verge