Apple targets production of self-driven vehicles by 2024: Report

Its features could include Apple's own breakthrough battery technology and multiple lidar sensors

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Apple Inc, which makes iPhones and MacBooks, is planning to produce a self-driven vehicle by 2024, about 10 years after it first took up the project to design its own vehicle, Reuters has reported.

Though Apple has not commented on its future products, the report said quoting insiders that the car’s features could include the company’s own breakthrough battery technology and multiple lidar sensors that help measuring multiple distances.

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Since 2014, Apple has been working on its vehicle-making dreams, Project Titan, but it has been full of uncertainty for the smartphone maker. The firm brought back Doug Field to oversee the project in 2018. Sources, however, suggest Apple is now moving forward with its plans, but production could be delayed beyond 2025 due to pandemic-related delays.

The company is expected to tie up with a manufacturing partner for building its vehicles or may stick to making only autonomous driving technology for another carmaker instead of making an Apple-branded car, sources said.

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