Apple working on an electric car to compete with Tesla

Apple working on an electric car to compete with Tesla
According to the WSJ, Apple is working on an electric car to compete with Tesla and any upcoming competitors in the space.

The report claims that Apple has hundreds of employees secretly working on the project, which is codenamed "Titan."



At least in prototype, the Apple electric car looks like a minivan, which would make sense if the company is aiming the product at families.

If Apple decides to continue with the project, industry watchers believe it could be half a decade before we see an Apple car on the road. The report says Apple CEO Tim Cook approved the project a year ago, and put product design Vice President Steve Zadesky in charge. Zadesky was a former engineer at Ford.

Reportedly, Zadesky was given permission to create a 1000-person team and take whatever employees necessary from different divisions in the country. Right now, the team is researching "robotics, metals and materials consistent with automobile manufacturing." Besides Zadesky, Apple also recently hired Johann Jungwirth, the former CEO of Mercedes-Benz Research and Development North America.

Source:
Marketwatch via WSJ


Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 15 Feb 2015 12:28
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Apple Electric Cars Tesla
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  • 7 comments
  • deak91

    oh great... your gonna need to upgrade the iTunes firmware to be able to go over 60 mph. like all apple products a custom battery that if you remove it the warranty is voided. better yet if the car get wet apple wont fix it

    15.2.2015 15:16 #1

  • Mrguss

    Who in the hell want a car that will not be compatible with anything else other that the Craple monopoly garbage Corp. stuff !?

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    15.2.2015 17:11 #2

  • keebles

    Can you jailbreak it? Does it use apple maps https://www.google.com/search?q=apple+m..._AUoAQ#imgdii=_ ?
    Don't Update to IOS 8! ect......

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    15.2.2015 17:16 #3

  • DDR4life

    Originally posted by deak91: oh great... your gonna need to upgrade the iTunes firmware to be able to go over 60 mph. like all apple products a custom battery that if you remove it the warranty is voided. better yet if the car get wet apple wont fix it Lmfao. I fully expect this coming from crApple.

    15.2.2015 21:41 #4

  • ajsmsg78

    Apple??? Now the days of owning a car are over. Everyone will be forced to lease like every other apple product.

    16.2.2015 21:32 #5

  • DarthMopar

    Biggest question: Will it have..Windows?

    18.2.2015 13:52 #6

  • deak91

    it will have some weird cable that only apple will make

    19.2.2015 04:09 #7

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