Apple electric car was originally expected to launch in 2025 but it has now been pushed to 2026; will reportedly cost under USD 100,000 (Rs. 82.51 lakh)
Apple has long speculated to be working on an all-electric passenger car and more details about the upcoming model have come up on the internet. A recent report emerged on Bloomberg suggests that the first Apple car will be priced under USD 100,000 (Rs. 82.51 lakh) but unfortunately, the launch timeline has further been postponed.
It was originally expected to launch in 2025, which has now been pushed to 2026. Moreover, it was supposed to be a fully autonomous vehicle but now the current design will make way for traditional elements such as pedals and steering wheel. The owners will be able to activate self driving technology on highways in a similar fashion to what can be seen in cars like General Motors’ Super Cruise.
The technology firm may not want to run into trouble as Tesla with an all-out self driving capability probably and the autonomous tech will lidar and radar sensors instead. The report further says Apple has plans to use a technology system internally codenamed Denali. It features a processor which is as powerful as “four of Apple’s highest-end Mac chips combined,”
Tesla is opting towards using cameras in place of ultrasonic sensors for its self driving assistance. The Apple car was initially expected to cost more than USD 120,000 (close to Rs. 99 crore) but the absence of a fully fledged self-driving technology and more advanced features, it is now expected to be over USD 20,000 less expensive.
Apple’s electric car project codenamed Titan has been through a number of changes over the years and it was conceived eight years ago. The Titan as well as Apple’s mixed reality headset have been on the rumour mill but the latter is finally coming next year. For Apple Titan though, the waiting has only gotten painstakingly longer.
Tech giants such as Xiaomi and Sony are also working on entering the electric car space. But the legacy brands have really taken it up a notch in recent years and it will be an interesting battle moving forward.