This news speculates a big development, but there’s no evidence backing it up

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Apple was one of the earliest adopters of autonomous technology in cars and even received permission to test them on public roads in the U.S. in 2017. This was after it shelved its plan to build a car. In fact, a test mule was spotted around that time in form of a Lexus RX, which made this a not-so-secret tech that Apple was working on. But, in 2019, the company let off 200 people from the team working on the autonomous technology, thus igniting rumors of this tech going down, too.

Fast forward to the present day, a report suggests that the Apple car is very much alive and is, in fact, two years ahead of its schedule. However, no evidence or proof is backing this claim.

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The report comes courtesy of money.udn.com, which states that the Apple car is still on and a lot of Taiwanese suppliers are preparing to ramp up the production of the parts for it.

The companies listed, like Heda, BizLink-KY, Heqin, and Tomita, aren’t large-scale manufacturers, but are upping the ante to deliver the components by the second quarter of 2021.

The final product is expected to debut in September 2021, according to an unnamed director of a major Taiwanese company.

This is quite contradictory to the news we heard a couple of weeks back that Apple is still in early talks with the suppliers.

If you go by these reports, it means Apple is close to the testing phase of the car. But, I repeat, these are rumors without any evidence backing them, so take it with a pinch of salt.

Source: Money

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