Apple has taken a big step and building a smart, driverless car. They started the project in 2014 and are currently still working on it. The release date is still unclear, but the planned date is 2020. There directly working on the electric car near its Cupertino Headquarters.
This occurred because Apple has grown as a company and now expand to different products. Apple has had a lot of background history. Their first computer was found in 1976. The founder was Steve Wozniak and it was the first ever product that Apple released. Apple’s first iPad that was released in the year of April 3, 2010, and it’s founder was Terry Gou. Apple has also came up with an idea of a T.V. they built in March 2007. Apple’s recent product that they have released were Air-pods which have just started getting popular in 2018 but they were released December 13, 2016. And finally, Apple’s legendary devices, the iPhone. The ip\Phone was released on June 29, 2007, and the founder was Steve Jobs. Until this day these products have blown up with popularity within the 2000’s era and has made Apple a huge corporation. But will this car be another hit or a disaster.
But what do other 7th graders say about this new car? Well, 7th grader Jillian Litton says, “I think that the car will end up being really cool. They might have a little bit of trouble and have to continue to redesign the car as the go and add new and different things but in the end I think it will end up great.”
It’s unknown if Apple wants to partner up with Volkswagen or Tesla to create the “Titan,” but what we do know is that Apple is manufacturing the car to be electric and self driven. In 2017, Apple has been given a permit from the California DMV to test self driving on public roads. 7th grader Eeva Sogliuzzo says, “If they collaborated with Tesla, then I wouldn’t have a doubt that it would be the most high-tech car to be built.”
But will this car have a system that has technology like most other smart cars? Apple states that, “We’re focusing on autonomous systems. It’s a core technology that we view as very important. We sort of see it as the mother of all AI projects. It’s probably one of the most difficult AI projects actually to work on.”
If all goes well, this car will be a great product for the Apple corporation and let’s just hope that it does not backfire on Apple’s part.