Apple is a very big and well known name in the tech world for its iPhones, iPads, and Mac computers. However, over the past few years, there have been many reports saying Apple is working on designing and making its own cars for consumers. The latest report now claims that Apple is planning a release in the year 2024 for its first self-driving designed electric car that will feature a radically new battery technology.
Nicknamed Project Titan reportedly has been in the works since 2014. Earlier the work was quite non-uniform, but post a change in leadership in the year 2018, Apple is now working tirelessly at the development, aiming for a launch in the year 2024 for their first consumer production car.
Apple is looking to implement the latest technologies such as LIDAR and new batteries in the development of the self-driving car. LIDAR sensors create a 3D view of the track, which helps in navigation. Apple has already applied a version of it in the iPhone 12 Pro series and the newest iPad.
Alongside LIDAR, Apple is also creating a new battery technology that employs a distinctive Monocell design. This is reportedly going to allow Apple to load more battery capacity within a cell, giving the car extra range. Research is also going on to find out new material that could reduce the production cost but improve the range and safety.
Making a debut in the automobile industry is not going to be a “cupcake”. Lots of challenges are anticipated in the way of Apple such as figuring out a supply chain, creating margins for profit, technology development, and much more. However, Apple is an affluent brand with no shortage of funds and resources. So, we can expect some great development coming soon in the market from the big brand that is currently working very hard at it.