What you need to know
- Apple is shooting for full self-driving technology for Apple Car.
- The company has reportedly reached a "key milestone" on the technology.
- It is also looking to launch the vehicle by 2025.
Apple is going all-in on full self-driving for its long-rumored Apple Car project.
According to a new report from Bloomberg, the company, which had explored both partial and full self-driving and has apparently decided to go for the holy grail of self-driving that no other car company has been able to reach yet.
According to the report, Apple is shooting to debut a fully autonomous vehicle by 2025. If it is unable to make the required technology in that time, it could either delay the vehicle or opt to release a car without full self-driving capabilities. If it can pull off full self-driving, it sounds like the company has some ambitions for the interior of the vehicle:
The report says that Apple has reached a "key milestone" in the underlying technology to pull off self-driving and that the chip that would power the car is being designed by Apple's in-house chip design team - the same team that created the chips for the iPhone, iPad, and recently the Mac.
The Apple Car project has been around for years and has seen plenty of hires, departures, and delays. However, it sounds like with Lynch at the helm, it might finally have the steam to make it over the finish line.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.