Recently, multiple reports had surfaced regarding the Apple Car and the company’s supposed production partners. We had previously covered news regarding Hyundai and its subsidiary Kia partnering with the iPhone maker for its electric car production, but it has now been confirmed that this is not the case.
Back in January 2021, Hyundai revealed that it was in talks with the Cupertino based giant regarding a potential partnership for Apple Car. But then, the automobile maker then revised the statement to working with various car brands on self driving technology and shared no specifics regarding the matter. After which, multiple reports surfaced that suggested that both Hyundai and Apple are working on a possible deal. Furthermore, it was also revealed that Hyundai’s subsidiary Kia Motors was also in the picture.
The reason for the partnership is over the automotive manufacturer’s US based firms and reports even had a supposed 3.6 billion US Dollar investment in the ‘talks.’ But now, Hyundai and Kia have confirmed that the companies are not in talks with Apple regarding its Apple Car production. Both firms stated that they “have been talking with multiple companies about autonomous electric car development,” but have not made any confirmations so far.
In other words, the Apple Car project’s future is currently unclear, at least in terms of a potential partner for its first all electric self driving car. While the news might put the project in the backseat, it is still indicative of the smartphone maker’s growing interest in its electric vehicle offering. So stay tuned for more, as we will be providing updates when additional information is available.
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