In December 2020, it was confirmed that Apple is indeed still working to launch a car, and right now, plans to release a vehicle in three to six years. Reuters has said Apple is aiming for 2024, but Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo believes a car won't launch until 2025 to 2027 at the earliest.
Apple authorized to use 69 test vehicles and 114 pilots
Kevin Lynch takes over a lead executive after Field's departure Arizona vehicle testing facility Ford poaches Doug Field
Apple Expands Fleet of Self-Driving Cars
Apple Watch Chief Kevin Lynch to Work on Apple Car Development
Apple Reportedly Aiming to Manufacture Apple Car Batteries in the United States
Apple Hires Self-Driving Car Startup Founder and Former BMW Exec Ulrich Kranz
Apple in 'Early-Stage' Talks With Chinese EV Battery Makers for Apple Car
Apple Car Project Loses 'Several' Top Managers
Apple Seen in Vehicle Supply Chains, but It May Be Exploring Taxi Service or Car Platform Instead
Windshield could be used for AR display
Vibrations could be used to help find lost items under the seat
Analyst says Apple is expected to share information about "Apple Car" by summer 2021
LG and Magna partnership could win "Apple Car" contract.
Foxconn could assemble "Apple Car"
Nissan shows interest in manufacturing "Apple Car"
Apple and Kia discussions put on hold despite nearing a deal
"Apple Car" won't have a steering wheel says analyst
Dr. Manfred Harrer, former head of Porsche's Cayenne joins Apple
Apple reportedly requested 100,000 cars be produced in $3.6 billion deal
Hyundai confirms being in talks with Apple
Apple reportedly in talks with Hyundai to manufacture "Apple Car" using subsidiary Kia
Report says don't expect "Apple Car" for another five to seven years
Apple reportedly producing car with "next level" battery technology
Supply chain reports say "Apple Car" could launch in September 2021
Apple rumored to be working with TSMC on processors for the "Apple Car"
John Giannandrea moved to oversee "Project Titan"
Apple reports how LiDAR systems capture Apple Maps data
NHTSA introduces voluntary program for companies to report where self-driving cars are being tested called AV TEST
Apple to retain "bumper to bumper" control of the "Apple Car" says Morgan Stanley
Apple researching use of Tesla-style induction motor according to a new patent
Apple reports 23 self-driving vehicles to the DMV
Apple representatives ask the federal court to closely monitor the former employees accused of stealing trade secrets
Steve MacManus, auto interior export formerly with Tesla joins Apple
Apple acquires Drive.ai
Report claims Apple building multiple large drive rooms in California for working on improving battery technology
Apple reports 69 self-driving vehicles to the DMV
Apple reportedly in talks with suppliers for LiDAR sensors destined for "Project Titan"
Michael Schwekutsch, former VP of engineering at Tesla joins Apple
Tim Cook says future products will "blow you away" as company is "rolling the dice"
German report says "Apple Car" will be a van
DMV report shows Apple's self-driving system was worst-performing in terms of disengagements, or drivers assuming control
Jizhong Chen arrested for alleged theft of trade secrets
200 employees shifted or laid off from "Project Titan"
Alexander Hitzinger leaves Apple for Volkswagen
Andrew Kim, former senior designer at Tesla joins Apple
Apple reports 72 self-driving vehicles to the DMV
First registered car accident involving Apple's self-driving program, other driver at fault
Report says Apple hired 46 people from Tesla throughout 2018
Doug Field, former VP of Mac hardware who joined Tesla returns to Apple
Xiaolang Zhang, former "Project Titan" compute team member arrested for alleged theft of trade secrets
Apple reports 66 self-driving vehicles to the DMV
Jamie Waydo, former senior engineer at Waymo joins Apple
PAIL shuttles linked to Volkswagen
Apple reports 55 self-driving vehicles to the DMV
John Giannandrea, former Google AI chief joins Apple
Apple reports 45 self-driving vehicles to the DMV
Apple reports 27 self-driving vehicles to the DMV, up from three
Apple AI research director Ruslan Salakhutdinov spoke at the NIPS machine learning conference, mentions how camera-based recognition can detect objects obscured by rain and parked cars
Apple releases research paper that explains LiDAR-based 3D object recognition
Report says Apple leased a former Fiat Chrysler proving grounds in Surprise, Arizona
17 engineers specializing in braking, suspension, and other systems leave Apple for Zoox
The hiring freeze on "Project Titan" ends
Sensor testbed upgraded on vehicles with new LiDAR array, GPS, cameras, and other items
Report says Apple partnered with an established automaker to create a self-driving service for employees called PAIL
Claims suggest Apple partnered with China's CATL on automotive battery research
Report claims Apple partners with Hertz to test self-driving technology
Tim Cook teases automotive initiatives calling it a "core technology" and "the mother of all AI projects"
Apple requests DMV alter protocols surrounding test reporting to minimize public exposure
Cars owned by Apple were spotted with LiDAR sensors, radar arrays, and cameras
Documents around Apple's self-driving vehicle leak, showing training details and use of a Logitech wheel and pedals for control
Apple gains California DMV permit for testing on public roads
Reports say Apple was recruiting experts in computer vision and robotics for a research facility in Switzerland
Chinese company Didi Chuxing set up AI lab in Mountain View, California
Apple VP Lisa Jackson included in US Department of Transportation advisory committee for self-driving vehicles
Chris Lattner, Swift creator at Apple leaves for Tesla
Alaxander Hitzinger, former technical director of the Porsche LMP1 project joins Apple
Apple requests a policy update to the NHTSA to grant newcomers the same opportunities as established manufacturers for public road testing
Reports suggest that "Apple Car" as a vehicle had stalled as the company focuses on features for existing vehicles
Apple pushes project to prove the practicality of a self-driving feature by late 2017
"Hundreds" reported having been fired or quit the car project
Apple fires dozens of employees as part of "Project Titan" reboot
Bart Nabbe, computer vision expert at Apple leaves for Faraday Future
Dan Dodge, former CEO of BlackBerry owned QNX joins Apple
Bob Mansfield takes over as head of "Project Titan"
Apple talks to firms about car charging solutions
Apple invests $1 billion in Chinese company Didi Chuxing
Apple seeks an 800,000 square-foot plot in San Fransisco Bay
Kurt Adelberger, former Google researcher joins Apple
Kevin Harvey, former CNC machine shop supervisor for Andretti Autosport joins Apple
David Masiukiewicz, former R&D hardware prototyping CNC programmer at Tesla joins Apple
Chris Porritt, former VP of vehicle engineering at Tesla joins Apple
Report says Apple has 15 to 20 employees from German auto industry working in a secret car lab in Berlin
Report says Apple using names from Greek mythology to refer to buildings in Sunnyvale, possible connection to "Project Titan"
Apple leased a 96,000 square-foot warehouse in Sunnyvale that was previously used for bottling Pepsi
Apple is awarded a building permit for a 9,600 square-foot space and another building for an "auto testing center"
A noise complaint about motor noises in an Apple-owned Sunnyvale property is filed
Jony Ive expressed displeasure at "Project Titan" causing a hiring freeze
Steve Zadesky leaves Apple and "Project Titan"
Ottawa, Canada office leased by Apple near BlackBerry automotive software offices
Apple acquires new domain names related to "Apple Car"
Ronan O Braonain, former BMW software engineer joins Apple
Jonathan Cohen, former director of Nvidia CUDA Libraries and Software Solutions joins Apple
Mission Motors closes due to losing top talent to Apple
Elon Musk says Apple is a "Tesla Graveyard"
Apple lawyers met with the California DMV
Reports suggest Apple's poaching of Tesla employees cause delay of Model 3
Other hires related to self-driving car algorithms occur
Jamie Carlson, former Tesla senior engineer joins Apple
Apple acquires 43-acre plot in San Jose
Apple seeks 2,100-acre property near San Fransisco
SixtyEight Research building discovered to have ties to Apple
Vans with mysterious equipment owned by Apple seen driving in California
Report claims Steve Zadesky was running "Project Titan"
Vehicle focused "Project Titan" leaks
SixtyEight Research licensed as foreign corporation in California
Johann Jungwirth, former Mercedes-Benz R&D joins Apple
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