The Apple Car is still five years away – report
A new report has claimed the much-anticipated Apple Car won’t be available until 2021.
The Information’s sources say Apple has pushed back its internal target by a year, from the initial 2020 estimate.
Rumours of the so-called Project Titan, a rumoured electric vehicle with some autonomous features, have been flooding in over the last 12 months, suggesting rapid progress is being made by a secret team of 600 Apple employees.
However, today’s report (via 9to5Mac) claims:
“One person who worked briefly with the Titan team was told during their tenure at Apple that the company had been trying to deliver a vehicle by 2020 but the target slipped to 2021.”
The rumoured slip is significant given e-car pioneer Elon Musk’s recent jibes.
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Despite his bravado, Tesla itself is not free of problems right now, given the controversy over its semi-autonomous Autopilot feature.
It would be just like Apple to allow someone like Musk to do the leg work only to swoop in with an own-branded product and take it mainstream, but in five years from now will that job already be complete?
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