There has been news before that Apple is building its own car-making platform, and judging from the many patents they have applied for, this is indeed the case.
According to the latest foreign media reports, when Cook accepted the latest interview with the media, he hinted at the super new products that Apple is developing, and this is indeed related to cars.
When talking about Apple’s layout in related fields (smart cars), Cook said that it is “difficult to give specific details” while emphasizing that autonomy itself is a core technology.
“Take a step back and look at the car in many ways as a machine, and self-driving cars are the same. As far as automation is concerned, you can do many things, and then we will observe what Apple can do”, Cook emphasized in the interview “Apple will conduct research on many things internally, and many studies will never be made public, but I am not saying that automation technology is the same.”
When Swisher asked Cook whether his remarks meant that Apple wanted to “build cars” or “vehicle technology,” Cook said that he could not answer this question. At the same time, he said that Apple likes to integrate hardware, software and services and find their The crossover point is where “the magic happens”, and the company is happy to have core technologies related to this field.
Although Apple has never publicly acknowledged its plans to build a car so far, the company’s series of moves are sufficient to show that it is exploring this area. In 2018, Apple signed Doug Field, a former Tesla senior vice president of engineering, and currently another former Tesla senior vice president of engineering Michael Schwekutsch is serving as the senior engineering director of Apple’s special projects group. Recently, there has also been news that Apple and Kia Motors are negotiating contract manufacturing .
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