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Apple Car concept has a 360-degree pod that swivels around

Daily Mail - Science & tech

An engineer has created concept images of what the upcoming Apple Car could look like when it is finally released. Artistic renderings have been created by Devanga Borah, a mechanical engineer at Tezpur University in India, of an autonomous and fully electric vehicle. Like something out of a dystopian sci-fi film, the renderings depict a bizarre white car consisting of a spherical pod that swivels around 360-degrees on four wheels. The pod has a circular entrance that flings open like a couple of saloon doors to reveal'a cocoon-like cockpit' with two seats. Reminiscent of Apple's eMac computer from 2002, the vehicle is painted in glossy white and features the Apple logo between the front and back sets of wheels.


Apple Car: Concept art imagines how the tech giant's vehicle might look based on patent filings

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Like a heat mirage shimmering over the road ahead, Apple's much-awaited contribution to the electric car market has been teasing us from the horizon since rumours of its development first emerged back in late 2014. Despite having the potential to be the California-based firm's biggest project yet, both figuratively and literally, precious little has been officially revealed about the plans for the Apple Car. Nevertheless, signs of development are abound, from the firm's apparent ongoing tests of self-driving software around Cupertino via a fleet of sensor-laden Lexus SUVs to the filing of an assortment of suggestive patents. Based on these, experts have anticipated what the Apple Car could look like and the revolutionary features it might sport, from a customisable touchscreen dashboard to a Siri-like'intelligent automated assistant'. Brought to life by artists with the UK car leasing firm Vanarama, the gorgeous mock-up has the sleek, minimalist lines that make Apple's tech offerings so distinctive, down to the glowing Apple logo on the radiator grille.


Apple car: design, self-driving technology and what we know so far

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Apple has arguably changed our lives more than any other company in the world during the past two decades or so. But aside from its digital devices such as iPhones, laptops, watches and operating systems, is there another direction it could go? The somewhat tentative answer to that has been transport, in the form of electric self-driving vehicles. Is Apple gearing up to challenge electric vehicle market leader Tesla, and what progress has been made so far? An Apple-branded car has been mooted for some years now, with sporadic reports of progress being made.


DMV reveals Apple has 55 'Project Titan' autonomous vehicles on California roads

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Apple is still extremely secretive about its self driving car plans - but new figures from the DMV have revealed just how advanced they are. The new figures, obtained by MacReports, show Apple has 55 vehicles and 83 drivers under its permit to test autonomous vehicles. This makes is the second highest permit holder, with more cars on the road that Waymo and Tesla, with only GM having more with 104. The new figures, obtained by MacReports, show Apple has 55 vehicles and 83 drivers under its permit to test autonomous vehicles. This makes is the second highest permit holder, with more cars on the road that Waymo and Tesla, with only GM having more with 104.


Apple patents suggest possible future features for rumored autonomous car

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Apple has been reportedly working on an autonomous vehicle since at least 2014, but the Cupertino-based company has been notoriously quiet about its plans. Earlier this month, Korean newspaper The Dong-a Ilbo reported Apple was preparing to invest $3.6 billion in Kia Motors so the carmaker could build its electric cars with the hope of introducing them to market in 2024. In January indicated Apple was in'early talks' with another Korean car company, Hyundai. But last week, Bloomberg News reported Apple was still in discussions with numerous suppliers of Light Detection and Ranging, or lidar, technology, which is used to guide autonomous vehicles. An application for'Concealed User Interfaces' suggests touchscreens hidden in doors, seats and other surfaces. To turn on the radio'passengers could tap, touch, or pinch their surroundings' A flow chart for Apple's Dynamic Element Protection system suggests it could instruct the car to keep its doors and windows shut if it was submerged.