The development of Apple ICAR for the first time became known in 2015, but officially the company did not declare the release of its drone. Now, according to the Korean press, Apple negotiates the joint release with SK and LG.
In the fall of 2015, it became known that Apple is working on creating its own car. The media wrote that over the project, which was called Project Titan, worked 600 engineers under the leadership of Apple’s chief designer Joni Quince. Reported that the company in the production of cars will apply their already experienced operations – sensors, batteries and software.
ICAR should have become completely autonomous, that is, controlled by autopilot. Later, rumors about the creation of a car dull, and the company allegedly thought about creating the autopilot itself, which will be sold to automotive concerns. However, the news that Apple still designs its own car, has since regularly appeared in the media.
In 2019, the company dismissed 200 employees who were engaged in the Titan project, but this was explained by the planned restructuring and redirection of workers for other projects.
Last year, the company patented two technologies that help to make windshield machines more "smart" – they allowed the car to darken the car. Thematic editions related patents on these technologies with Apple plans to release their car.
Later, journalists wrote both about the company’s plans when producing a car to cooperate with automotive concerns (Hyundai, Nissan and others) and the suspension of work in this direction. In particular, the media wrote about negotiations with SK Group and LG Electronics, but it also remains at rumors and insider data.
Based on the latest information, Apple representatives went to South Korea, where they agreed with future ICAR release partners. According to Korea Times, we are talking about cooperation with LG, SK, Hanwha and Canadian Magna International. But negotiations are still allegedly at the initial stage, and representatives of these companies could not confirm any cooperation with Apple.