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Apple Car cancelled because vehicle wouldn't have been futuristic enough, apparently

An "Apple Car" render. (Source: iPhoneWired)
An "Apple Car" render. (Source: iPhoneWired)
Apple has just uncharacteristically given up on its foray into automobiles, as reported earlier. Its inaugural Car had once been touted as capable of shooting straight to the forefront of the most advanced class of vehicles possible. Now, however, more potential insight into the reasons why the Cupertino giant failed where other OEMs such as Xiaomi prevailed has emerged.

The Apple Car, despite having been projected as a hyper-advanced vehicle that may have looked like nothing else on the road on its launch not all that long ago, has just gone the way of AirPower. According to a new report, the hypothetical 'iPhone of personal transport' will now never see the road precisely because it would not have lived up to just that kind of description.

The first-gen Car had apparently been intended to support the most powerful and functional form of autonomous driving possible (level 5, or L5) in order to deliver the Cupertino giant's dream of creating a vehicle within which the user should have nothing other than passenger status and be happy (as with the average stock iPhone UX).

However, that goal meets with even more regulatory red tape than does the integration of ECG into your smartwatch, as other companies such as Xiaomi have discovered even without the lofty goal of L5.

Accordingly, Apple would rather refrain from simply making a "Tesla clone" (which, ironically, would probably make it at least some of the billions of dollars it had reportedly sunk into R&D for its first-ever vehicle back) than even try to get into the automotive market at this point.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2024-03- 3 (Update: 2024-03- 3)