Hyundai and Kia are no longer in talks with Apple over an autonomous EV
Hyundai would have offered the electrical vehicle platform built in North America for Project Titan, while Apple would have developed the lorry’s hardware and software., so the newest advancement is quite a disappointment from that. It’s possible that the companies have actually decided to keep talks on the down-low, and they could still restart.
Apple’s Project Titan self-governing EV task has grabbed headlines of late over reports that it might be developed on a platform established by Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia. The potential offer went from “close” to “stopped briefly” pretty rapidly, and now the car manufacturers say they’re no longer in talks with Apple, according to Bloomberg.
Hyundai would have offered the electric vehicle platform developed in North America for Project Titan, while Apple would have developed the vehicle’s software and hardware. Hyundai confirmed that discussions did occur, though it hedged it a bit by saying that “we comprehend that Apple remains in discussion with a range of global car manufacturers, consisting of Hyundai Motors.”
Production was supposedly going to begin by 2024, according to one report from Korea IT News, so the most recent advancement is quite a letdown from that. Apple’s well-known privacy is a breeding place for rumors, however, especially over a product as possibly consequential as a self-governing EV.
It’s possible that the business have chosen to keep talks on the down-low, and they could still reboot. Apple has supposedly also consulted with six Japanese automakers, according to a recent Nikkei report. However, expert Ming-chi Kuo, who has an excellent record on Apple rumors, just recently informed Apple Insider that Apple still prepares to utilize Hyundai’s E-GMP platform for its very first EV, with Kia producing the lorry in the United States no earlier than 2025.