Rumors a few years back telling us that Apple is making its own car, a vehicle supposed to do so. We then learn more that Apple is not so much interested in manufacturing its own car, a laborious and resource-intensive process.
Instead, Apple focuses on the software side, pursuing its own self-driving car tests, with some suggesting that Apple is looking to create the smarts of the car of the future, rather than an actual car.
Apple employees around between campuses. But the apple has indeed plans to build a new car experience for the user, as well as a design it had to put on hold.
The New York Times The New York Times that reveals Apple and Volkswagen are building new T6 vans that want to have self-driving minds of their own and a brand new interior.
BMW was the first choice for Apple, but the two giants clashed over the ownership of customer experience and relationship. Control of the data and design what one other major hurdle.
The Times :
Apple originally started its car project ̵1; known internally as Titan and T172 – in 2014. At the time, Apple planned to build a single vehicle that would become an up-and-coming society and industry.
Apple's design guru Jony I've worked.
Apple's design guru Jony I've worked on the project as well. "Unconventional concepts," such as augmented-reality or holographic displays embedded in windshields and windows, a sunroof that would reduce hear from the sun, and adjustable tints for windows were all in the cards.
Apple even wanted to build the car in-house, in an automotive plant.
Apple even built a sport-utility vehicle with four seats in front of it in the south of the United States before looking for a partner to make the car, but not design it. Apple, however, failed to find the Foxconn equivalent for vehicles, as talks with BMW and Mercedes fell through. Foxconn is the world's largest device assembler, iPhone included. But Foxconn does not have its own iPhone competitor.
So now, Apple is working with Volkswagen's Italdesign in Italy on turning the T6 into electric self-driving shuttles. These Apple cars will have the same frame, wheels, and chassis as the T6, but Apple is replacing many components, including the dashboard and seats. The car is thus getting other computers and sensors and a large electric battery.
When completed, these cars are ready to take control of an operator in the passenger's car to track the car's performance.