Apple’s Chief Executive Tim Cook has dropped some hints about the direction he’s taking in the development of the Apple car, including that autonomous vehicle technology will likely be a key feature.
Tech Crunch reports that Cook (pictured) said, “The autonomy itself is a core technology, in my view,” during an interview with on the “Sway” podcast. “If you sort of step back, the car, in a lot of ways, is a robot. An autonomous car is a robot. And so there’s lots of things you can do with autonomy. And we’ll see what Apple does.”
The report says Cook was careful not to reveal too much, declining to answer a question asking if Apple is planning to produce a car itself or the technology within the car. It says his clues suggested the so-called Project Titan is something in the middle.
“We love to integrate hardware, software and services, and find the intersection points of those because we think that’s where the magic occurs,” it further quotes Cook as saying. “And we love to own the primary technology that’s around that.”
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