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Tim Cook Drops Hints About an Apple Car

Apple CEO Tim Cook teased about the possibility of an Apple car, declining to confirm whether the tech giant was finally working on its own autonomous vehicle.

In an interview with Kara Swisher for the New York Times “Sway” podcast released on Monday, Cook spoke about self-driving startup Drive.ai, which Apple bought in 2019, and hinted at Apple’s plans for the future.

“In terms of the work that we’re doing there, obviously, I’m going to be a little coy on that,” Cook said.

“The autonomy itself is a core technology, in my view,” he continued. “If you sort of

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Apple chief Tim Cook talks of autonomous cars, Telecom News, ET Telecom

San Francisco: Apple chief Tim Cook portrayed self-driving cars as an ideal match for the technology giant during an interview released Monday by the New York Times.

Talk of an autonomous vehicle bearing the Apple brand has long been among rumors swirling around the iPhone maker, which has remained tight-lipped about its plans for the market.

“An autonomous car is a robot and so there are a lots of things you can do with autonomy; we will see what Apple does,” Cook said during a Sway podcast with Kara Swisher.

“We love to integrate hardware, software and services, and find

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Apple Plans Self-Driving Electric Car With iPhone Tech In 2024

Tim Cook reportedly approved Apple’s self-driving project in 2014. Brian Ach/Getty Images for TIME

Turns out, Apple never really shelved its self-driving car unit. Codenamed Project Titan, the effort was once deemed too far-fetched for the iPhone maker, but according to anonymous sources speaking to Reuters, the tech giant is moving forward with the project with 2024 serving as a target release year. The car, the report says, will be powered by in-house battery technology that could change the game of electric vehicles.

“If there is one company on the planet that has the resources to do that, it’s

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Apple Car Would Be Welcomed by Parts Maker Pivoting to EVs

Photographer: Armin Weigel/Getty Images

Apple Inc. entering the electric-car race could be a boon to Continental AG’s Vitesco Technologies powertrain unit as it attempts a wrenching transition away from internal combustion engines.

Reports that Apple is working on a self-driving EV have ignited speculation about how the technology giant would pursue such a plan. Talks with carmakers including Hyundai Motor Co. have fizzled, perhaps due to reluctance to aid a disruptive new rival. But for automotive suppliers eager to unlock fresh revenue streams, it would be much-needed business.

“An Apple car would certainly be an exciting

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Apple Car would be welcomed by parts maker Vitesco Technologies pivoting to EVs

Apple Inc. entering the electric-car race could be a boon to Continental AG’s Vitesco Technologies powertrain unit as it attempts a wrenching transition away from internal combustion engines.

Reports that Apple is working on a self-driving EV have ignited speculation about how the technology giant would pursue such a plan. Talks with carmakers including Hyundai Motor Co. have fizzled, perhaps due to reluctance to aid a disruptive new rival. But for automotive suppliers eager to unlock fresh revenue streams, it would be much-needed business.

“An Apple car would certainly be an exciting development,” Vitesco Chief Executive Officer Andreas Wolf said

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Apple in Talks to Buy Self-Driving Sensors, Key Step in Car Plan

Photographer: Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Apple Inc. is in discussions with multiple suppliers of self-driving car sensors known as lidar, according to people familiar with the matter, a key milestone toward development of its first passenger vehicle.

The Cupertino, California-based technology giant is in active talks with a number of potential suppliers for these laser-based sensors that allow a car’s computer to “see” its surroundings, said the people, who asked not to be identified due to the private nature of the discussions. The company has been working on a driverless vehicle project for several years and has developed on

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