Apple is now planning a less-ambitious design that will include a steering wheel, pedals and only support full autonomous capabilities on highways: Bloomberg
Apple Inc has decided to scale back its plans for self-driving electric cars and also delayed the launch of its much-anticipated Apple car. According to a report in Bloomberg on Tuesday, November 6, “Apple is now planning a less-ambitious design that will include a steering wheel and pedals and only support full autonomous capabilities on highways”.
Work on the autonomous electric car, known as Project Titan, commenced in 2014, when the company first announed its plans to enter the sector. The report said, Apple announced last year that the company was planning to push the launch of the electric car by as early as 2025. Apple had also earlier announced that they were refocusing the project around full self-driving capabilities.
While discussing the technology of the car, Apple, according to the report, had also announce that their ideal car would have no steering wheels or pedals with interiors designed in a way that would require hands-off driving.
Now, the report states, “Apple plans to develop a car that will allow the driver to conduct other tasks while driving on the freeway, and be alerted with ample time to switch over to manual control”.
The report also said, Apple shares fell by 2.4% following the recent report about its electric car project.
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