As amazing as it might sound, the rumors of the futuristic Apple Car sounds like something a lot of people would want to buy. This is a very controversial topic lately in the tech news. Have an iPhone, iPad, iMac, then why not consider buying the Apple Car? The main question here is, how REAL is this thing? Recently, at the Pasadena's ArtCenter College of Design, staff members have illustrated several designs of the FUTURE IMAGINED Apple Car. MOTOR TREND has cooperated with the designs and have displayed this in articles on their website and on their automobile magazines. Both the illustrators at the college and MOTOR TREND state that this was THEIR perspective of the imaged Apple Car. In other words, it seems like this sleek design of the Apple Car is clearly fake. Although this sounds like something REALLY REALLY cool, and has kept many people anticipating for the future, many automobile companies have payed really close attention to this.
Now, let's take a closer look into the specs and details of the 'imagined' Apple Car, from what we know form a company like Apple, and other car retailing companies. After reading more than five extent articles like from: motortrend.com, theverge.com, jalopnik.com, macrumors.com, and cnet.com, there is a lot to discuss about! Will the futuristic Apple Car be a challenge for other automobile companies? Although the Apple Car design provided by MOTOR TREND is absolutely fake, it is believed that Apple IS WORKING on an electric car project, according to macrumors.com. It is believed that it will be all electric-powered, and possibly may or may not be autonomous. It is rumored that the target for it to be launched is by 2019, or 2020 the latest. This vehicle is called, "Project Titan." It will be believed that Siri, will 'drive' the car, and also be your personal assistant. As usual for regular cars, they have wing mirrors, but in the case of Titan, it will have focused accurate cameras that will be indeed more useful than the mirrors we have today. Titan will have their doors oped upwards those similar to the ones Tesla has on their vehicles.
Besides the little amount of features that we already know, has the rumors of the Apple Car that Apple is working on themselves gong to cause a little bit of a challenge with other automobile companies? Companies that are trying to work on HUGE electric or autonomous car projects like: Tesla, Google, Toyota, Ford, Chevrolet, Nissan, and so much more. Will Apple get in the way of these successful automobile companies? After an extent amount of pure research, it turns out that the electronic car company Tesla's CEO director, Elon Musk, clearly states, "The CEO described Apple’s rumored foray into designing an electric car as “obvious” in a recent interview with the BBC. “It’s pretty hard to hide something if you hire over a thousand engineers to do it,” he said." according to fortune.com. Also, according to fortune.com, in one of their very recent articles they state, "In the BBC interview, Musk welcomed Apple to the field. “It will expand the industry,” he said, echoing comments he has previously made. “Tesla will still aspire to make the most compelling electric vehicles, and that would be our goal, while at the same time helping other companies to make electric cars as well.” So it seems like Tesla will be willing to help Apple in the in the automobile industry? As Elon Musk said it himself to an interview with the German Newspaper Handlesblatt, '“They have hired people we’ve fired. If you don’t make it at Tesla, you go work at Apple. I’m not kidding."' according to fortune.com.
Makes me think of other electronic companies. Seems like Google will step into the competition with their Self Driving Car model? (Want to learn more about the Google Self-Driving Car? Click here to read more...) Tesla with their recent 2016 Model S? Toyota with their new 2016 Toyota Mirai? How about the 2016 Ford Focus Electric? The 2016 Chevrolet Volt? How about the 2016 Nissan LEAF? The continuos list can go on and on...
In conclusion, the Apple Car is something that is still something a lot of people anticipate, especially from a company like Apple. Many of us already know what is expected from Apple, with their amazing best-selling products. In particular, what we don't know is that if this big project is going to be made into a competition within other automobile companies. What will go on between Tesla and Apple? What we DO know is some of the outstanding features that are expected from the Apple Car, Titan, also some important rumors that should be taken into consideration. Will Apple now transition into the automobile field? If they are, there MUST be a lot of expectations from several people. Although Apple has tried to keep this project a secret, there must be a lot of curiosity.
1)Apple Car designs in first slideshow courtesy of motortrend.com. 2)Apple Car features (cameras, upward doors) in slideshow courtesy of video on univisionnoticias.com.
3)Apple versus Tesla image courtesy of treehugger.com. 4)Google Self driving Car vehicle image courtesy of google.com. 5)Tesla 2016 Model S vehicle image courtesy of gtopcars.com. 6)Toyota 2016 Mirai vehicle image courtesy of gearheads.org. 7)Ford Focus Electric vehicle image courtesy of greencarreports.com.
8)Chevrolet 2016 Volt vehicle image courtesy of autoblog.com. 9)Nissan 2016 LEAF vehicle image courtesy of greencarreports.com.
10)Apple logo and car steering wheel image courtesy of bgr.com.