Apple hits the brake on its self-driving car according to reports. The reported car is now slated to make a debut in 2026 with fewer capabilities this time around and also a lower price tag.
Apple Hits the Brake on Its Self-Driving Car According To Reports
The first electric vehicle of apple which is intended to be completely autonomous with possible voice and gesture guidance will now be making its debut sometime in 2026 which is a year later than the originally planned date as per a Bloomberg report on Tuesday.
The Car Now Only Have Full Autonomous Capabilities While It’s On the Highway
The car alongside the delayed release will reportedly now only have full and complete autonomous capabilities while it’s on the highway. The initial design which consequently was void of a steering wheel and pedals will also have to be modified in order to accommodate manual driving.
The Price of the Car Has Now Been Lowered
To some, the delay and the temporary scrapping of fully autonomous features may be disappointing, but there is however some good news. Apple proposed lowering the projected price from roughly $120,000 to just under $100,000 according to Bloomberg.
When requested for a comment on the project dubbed “Titan,” Apple did not respond immediately. And after losing three of its top executives in the division back in June 2021, the company reportedly ramped up its development efforts later in the year and at the moment, set its eyes on a 2026 release date.