Apple Car: Company may finally partner a Canadian car maker, LG for development
The contract requires both LG and Magna to work on the initial rounds of Apple Car production, as reported by The Korean Times.
Apple was initially reported to partner with Korea’s Hyundai for working on its much-anticipated ‘Apple Car’. However, that was later denied. It was then rumoured to team up with Nissan but that too didn’t happen. Now, for the third time, it has been reported that Apple might be partnering with a Canadian car company, Magna and LG’s joint automotive venture - LG Magna e-Powertrain.
The contract requires both LG and Magna to work on the initial rounds of Apple Car production, as reported by The Korean Times. Also mentioned is that the partnership of LG and Magna is itself expected to complete later this year and with Apple as one of their main clients. In case you are wondering, both LG and Magna have been offering supply parts including battery packs, motors and more to automobile companies like Tesla, General Motors, Ford, and BMW.
Previous rumours indicate Apple to launch its own electric vehicle by 2025. However, that’s nothing more than a prediction and has absolutely no evidence to support the claim. The iPhone maker was apparently working on the car’s design until 2017, when the focus was shifted towards autonomous tech. However, as per several reports over the past few months, it is almost clear that the firm has already resumed working on it.
As per a recent report by Bloomberg, Apple is already in discussions with multiple suppliers to get hold of self-driving car sensors known as lidar. This is supposed to let the car see its surroundings and handle tasks like speeding up, breaking and more automatically.