Text: Eric Tipan / Photos: Liviu Tudoran | posted September 23, 2015 11:14
Apple wants to ship first batch of cars by 2019
If reports are true, you could find yourself behind the wheel of an Apple Car by 2019.
Tech giant Apple’s vehicle project ‘Titan’ looks to be rolling along as planned with the company indicating 2019 as the first shipment date.
In a report by the Wall Street Journal, Apple calls it a ‘committed project’ and has green-lit the intention to triple the already 600-strong team in order to meet the deadline.
It is no secret that Apple has been busy pirating executives from various automobile companies including electric car company Tesla and battery experts in order to advance their R&D process instead of starting from scratch.
The logical assumption is that the Apple Car will be electric and will use a fair amount of hardware-software integration based on the behavior of Apple products. It is yet to be determined whether or not the vehicle will be fully or semi autonomous when it is launched to the public.
As Apple continues to seek the right people for the Titan project and also team up with the right manufacturing and testing partners, more bits of information become available to the media.
Recently, public documents were obtained showing Apple scheduling track time at the 5,000-acre testing facility for autonomous and connected vehicles called GoMentum Station while also meeting with official from the Department of Motor Vehicles regarding newly implemented regulations on testing of autonomous vehicles.
Note: Pictured above is Apple iMove concept by Liviu Tudoran