A few days ago, the CEO of Tesla lashed out at Tim Cook and Apple, accusing them of not paying attention to Tesla’s sale offers at the company’s worst times. However, these attacks came from an article published by a British news agency. The key to this news was that Apple could start production of its car in 2024. It’s no secret that Apple has been working on this project for six years and there may not be much left to see the first results publicly. In addition, the launch could come with new technologies around the battery
An Apple car for 2024?
Reuters has been tasked with running a news item that puts Apple at the center of automotive innovation by 2024. Anonymously interviewees say the Big Apple is making progress in developing new batteries and to him it was like “seeing the iPhone for the first time ”.
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This statement could be linked to the technology used by Apple’s car, already dubbed Apple Car. According to the source, the car could have dozens of LiDAR masters that would allow the car to have “ self-awareness ” through augmented reality and artificial intelligence algorithms. There is also news on The batteries
Apple’s design means that more active material can be packed inside the battery, giving the car a potentially longer lifespan. […] We also examine the chemical composition of the battery called LFP, or lithium-ferrophosphate, which is inherently less prone to overheating and therefore safer than other types of lithium-ion batteries.
However, for Tesla CEO Elon Musk, this “one-cell” technology talked about in the news cannot be real. This is what he commented on in one of his tweets, in which he also criticized Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple:
Strange, so true.
– Tesla already uses iron phosphate for mid-range cars manufactured at our factory in Shanghai.
– A single cell is electrochemically impossible, because the maximum voltage is ~ 100X too low. Maybe they were talking about linked cells, like our structural battery?
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2020
The Mass production of the Apple Car could begin in 2024. However, no one dares to suggest exact dates since this project has been delayed by the Big Apple on several occasions. Moreover, the delays caused by the SARS-CoV-2019 pandemic are producing unexpected decisions due to the forecasts of the companies themselves.
Images – Apple Concepto car