reports that Apple Corp is promoting the development of the technology of autopilot, and plans to produce a passenger car that may contain its breakthrough battery technology in 2024. Third parties to Apple’s battery design say the core of Apple’s strategy is a new battery design that can “radically” reduce battery costs and increase vehicle mileage. Apple declined to comment on its plans or future products. < / P > < p > it is unclear which company will be responsible for assembling Apple branded cars, but sources said they expect the company to rely on manufacturing partners to build cars. And Apple Corp still may decide to reduce its focus to the automatic driving system instead of building Apple brand cars.
two people familiar with the matter said that Apple Corp has decided to hire external partners to build components of automatic driving system, such as lidar sensors, which can help autopilot get 3D view of roads. In addition, Apple may be equipped with multiple lidar sensors to scan different distances. < / P > < p > some of the sensors may come from lidar units developed in-house by apple, the person familiar with the matter said. This year’s iPhone 12 pro and iPad Pro models are equipped with lidar sensors. < / P > < p > for car batteries, Apple plans to adopt a unique “monocell” design to cut costs and increase the range of electric vehicles, according to a person familiar with the matter. < / P > < p > Apple’s design means that the battery can be filled with more active materials to make the car travel longer. Apple is also working on a battery chemical called LFP lithium iron phosphate, which is inherently less likely to overheat and therefore safer than other types of lithium batteries, people familiar with the matter said. < / P > < p > Apple had previously worked with Magna International Inc., according to a person familiar with the matter. Talks on making cars ended when Apple’s plans became unclear. Magna did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Didi Qingju bicycle has entered 150 cities