Hyundai is in talks with Apple, the automaker confirmed Friday to The Korea Financial Every day following its report that the 2 firms are discussing the opportunity of collectively growing an electrical automobile and batteries for EVs.
In its affirmation, Hyundai mentioned it was in early talks with Apple however did not disclose the subject material of the discussions.
“Apple and Hyundai are in discussions however they’re at an early stage and nothing has been determined,” the automaker mentioned.
Reuters adopted up with a report Friday that Hyundai mentioned in a regulatory submitting that day that it was “getting requests for cooperation on joint growth of autonomous electrical autos from numerous firms,” however did not point out any names.
The newest information follows a report from Reuters in December, which cited nameless sources as saying that Apple plans to launch an EV powered by “radically” designed batteries as early as 2024.
Discuss of Apple launching an EV, the oft-rumored Mission Titan, dates again nearly a decade. The corporate has additionally been growing self-driving know-how for many of the previous decade and in 2019 acquired self-driving know-how firm Drive.ai. Through the years, it is also filed a number of patents associated to automobiles and driving.
In comparable information, Reuters reported Thursday that Baidu, typically described as China’s Google, plans to launch its personal EV to be constructed by Geely. Like Apple, Baidu has been growing self-driving know-how for the previous a number of years.