Apple Expected to ‘Share Information’ on Apple Car in Coming Months, Analyst Says

Apple can be expected to shed some light on its highly secretive internal project called “Project Titan,” a codename for its self-driving car sometime in the next 3-6 months, according to Wedbush analyst Dan Ives. Ives made the comments during a segment on CNBC Television, in which he reiterated Wedbush’s belief that Apple will not […]

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Apple Car May Initially Be Made in Small Numbers by LG Magna e-Powertrain

Apple is “very near” to signing an agreement with LG and Magna to build its long-rumored electric vehicle, according to The Korea Times. LG Electronics has publicly undertaken a joint venture with the Canada-based automotive supplier Magna International, in a collaboration preliminarily titled “LG Magna e-Powertrain.” LG Magna e-Powertrain is currently valued at $1 billion […]

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Apple Could Use Contract Manufacturers Like Foxconn or Magna for Apple Car Assembly

Amid rumors that Apple is working on an Apple-branded car that will come out in the next decade, Bloomberg‘s Mark Gurman has published an article about Apple’s troubled search for an existing automaker partner to build the vehicle, and how the company’s more traditional approach to launching new products could better work in its favor. […]

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Korean Report Says Kia Partnership With Apple Still Possible

Apple and Hyundai subsidiary Kia signed a memorandum of understanding last year, agreeing to pursue cooperation in eight sectors, including electric vehicles, according to a new report from South Korean news site Chosun Biz, cited by Reuters. Earlier this month, following weeks of rampant “Apple Car” rumors, Hyundai and Kia in regulatory filings said they […]

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Apple Reportedly in Active Talks With Multiple LiDAR Sensor Suppliers for Self-Driving Vehicle

Apple Wins Patent for iPhone Display With Variable Refresh Rates Up to 240Hz Tuesday February 16, 2021 6:33 am PST by Sami Fathi A new Apple patent published today by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office describes an iPhone display that, with high refresh mode enabled, may be capable of updating content at two times, […]

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Nissan Denies Reports of Apple Car Partnership Discussions

Apple is expected to partner with a third-party car maker to build its rumored self-driving car. In January, reports surfaced that Apple was eyeing Hyundai to be the official partner for Apple Car, and subsequent reports suggest Apple is actively pursuing all of its options. In the latest round of speculation, Apple reportedly approached Nissan […]

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Volkswagen CEO: We’re ‘Not Afraid’ of a Potential ‘Apple Car’

Apple is widely rumored to be working on a self-driving car, internally codenamed “Project Titan.” Apple reportedly began work on the project in 2014, and years later, the rumor mill is in full swing speculating when Apple will debut its self-driving technology. Speculation has become so rampant that potential competitors to an Apple Car are […]

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Apple Self-Driving Test Vehicles Doubled Mileage in 2020

The California DMV today released new disengagement and mileage reports for self-driving vehicles that are being tested in the state, giving us some insight into Apple’s progression on its self-driving vehicle software. Over the course of 2020, vehicles equipped with Apple’s self-driving technology traveled a total of 18,805 miles in California, up from the 7,544 […]

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Build Apple Car in the UK, British Members of Parliament Urge

Members of Parliament (MPs) are calling for the British government to make a bid for Apple to build its long-rumored electric vehicle in the United Kingdom, according to The Telegraph. James Sunderland, Conservative MP for Bracknell, said that it was a “no brainer” for Britain to build the Apple car, and that the UK government […]

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Hyundai met un coup de frein au projet Apple Car

Longtemps évoqué, le projet de véhicule électrique autonome d’Apple fait l’objet de toutes les rumeurs depuis quelques semaines. Parmi les plus concrètes, celle d’une collaboration avec un spécialiste de l’automobile fait son chemin. En janvier, des médias sud-coréens laissaient entendre qu’Apple collaborait avec Hyundai pour concevoir son Apple Car. Certaines sources (notamment celles de la […]

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Hyundai and Kia Now Say They Aren’t in Discussions to Develop Apple Car

Following weeks of rampant Apple Car rumors, Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia today said they are not (or at least no longer) in discussions with Apple to co-operate on development of a self-driving electric vehicle, according to Bloomberg. Hyundai last month confirmed that Apple was in discussions with a variety of global automakers, including Hyundai. […]

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Apple Pauses Electric Car Talks With Hyundai and Kia

Multiple rumors over the course of the last week have suggested that Apple has been discussing Apple car manufacturing with Hyundai and Hyundai affiliate Kia, but those talks have paused recently, reports Bloomberg. Apple has also been discussing its Apple Car plans with other automobile manufacturers, so despite rumors suggesting Apple is considering a deal […]

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Apple Car Latest: Kia Talks With Potential Partners About Vehicle Assembly in Georgia, While Apple Seeks Supply Deals With Japanese Automakers

Apple Car rumors continued to surface on Friday, with reports that Hyundai Group affiliate Kia has approached potential partners about a plan to assemble Apple’s autonomous electric vehicle at its West Point plant in the U.S. state of Georgia (via The Wall Street Journal). Kia Corp. has approached potential partners about a plan to assemble […]

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Apple Car Production Again Linked to Kia Motor’s US Plant in Georgia

Hyundai intends to transition the company’s Apple Car involvement to its Kia brand as part of an internal arrangement that could see production move to the U.S., according to a new report today. On Sunday, Korea IT News reported that Apple and Hyundai are seeking a partnership agreement for the upcoming ‌Apple Car‌ by March, […]

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Apple Car Speculated to Leverage Eye-Tracking Technology With a ‘C1’ Chip Based on A12 Processor

The long-rumored Apple Car could use a “C1” chip based on the A12 Bionic processor and boast in-cabin AI capabilities such as eye-tracking, according to a highly-speculative report by analyst Colin Barnden for EETimes. The report outlines the methodology and licensed technologies believed to be behind an Apple automotive-grade processor, which it tentatively calls the […]

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Apple Met With Electric Vehicle Startup Canoo in Early 2020, But Talks Fell Apart

Apple held talks with electric vehicle company Canoo in early 2020, according to a new report from The Verge. Apple and Canoo discussed several options from an investment to an acquisition as part of Apple’s efforts to further its electric vehicle project. Canoo has developed a scalable, modular electric vehicle platform that drew Apple’s interest. […]

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Apple and Hyundai to Sign Apple Car Deal by March With Production Beginning in 2024

Apple and Hyundai will reach a partnership agreement for the upcoming Apple Car by March, according to a new report shared by Reuters, citing Korea IT News. Before being revised, the Korea IT News report said that the companies may either manufacture the electric vehicles at a Georgia factory owned by Kia Motors, a Hyundai […]

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Kuo: Apple Car Still in Early Stages, Unlikely to Launch Until 2025-2027 at Earliest

Earlier this week, Reuters reported that Apple is targeting 2024 for production of its long-rumored electric vehicle with “next level” battery technology, but Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes that a launch is unlikely until 2025-2027 at the earliest. An excerpt from Kuo’s latest research note, obtained by MacRumors: We predicted in a previous report that […]

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