Volkswagen and Apple will develop an autonomous vehicleMay 24, 2018
Apple and Volkswagen plan to develop a car with a system of unmanned control. At the moment, the companies have already entered into an appropriate contract. This is reported by The New York Times, citing sources in the two concerns.
An autonomous car will be intended for employees of companies. For this purpose, it is planned to use the Volkswagen Transporter, which will be equipped with an unmanned control system.
Prior to that, Apple’s plans were to create a commercial line of fully self-managed electric vehicles. Also in the project could take part BMW and Mercedes-Benz. However, later it was decided to abandon these plans.
In addition, it was expected that Apple will develop its own car with electric power plant and autonomous control systems. It was assumed that the electric car, known under the code name Titan, will appear between 2019 and 2021. However, in the fall of 2016, Bloomberg reported that Apple’s management decided to abandon the creation of its own car.