What you need to know
- Apple is moving forward with its self-driving car plans.
- The company is apparently working on breakthrough battery technology.
Reported by Reuters, Apple first self-driving car could debut as soon as 2024. The company is targeting the year to produce a passenger vehicle that may also feature a breakthrough in battery technology.
Project Titan, the codename for the company's self-driving car, has been a mysterious topic at Apple since it was first embarked upon back in 2014. While it has seen plenty of uncertainty and shakeups, it appears that the project is moving forward with the goal of releasing a car for consumers.
One of the breakthroughs that is driving the car project forward is apparently a new battery design that could reduce the cost and increase the range.
While this latest report points to the idea that Apple may release its own car, there is still the possibility it will develop the technology that will be used in other manufacturer's cars instead of building its own.
The company is reportedly also working with partners to develop the sensors for its vehicle, but is still debating whether or not to develop its own.
Apple has declined to comment on the report. You can read the full report at Reuters.
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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.