Often found in many autonomous vehicles, lidar sensors are used in prototypes to determine a vehicle’s distance from objects, people, and other vehicles. Technology It is also used for other technologies, including some models of iPhone.
Apple has spoken to several LiDar vendors working on next-generation devices, according to Bloomberg. The report also states that Apple has developed a lot of software for self-driving cars in-house. Quoting Apple inside sources, Bloomberg stated that the car’s launch could be at least five years away.
In the past few weeks and months, there have also been reports of discussions with several automakers about building Apple-branded cars.
In January, a South Korean newspaper reported advanced talks with Hyundai with plans to build the trial version of the Apple Auto in about a year. But Hyundai and its sister brand Kia He later denied those talks.
Nissan also said inside last week it did not participate in discussions with Apple, despite reports reportedly doing so
A spokesperson said: “However, Nissan is always open to collaborations and partnerships to accelerate the transformation of the industry.”