According to Bloomberg News, it is reported that Apple has begun to talk with suppliers of lidar sensors for autonomous vehicles as part of its efforts to build electric vehicles.
Lidar sensors are common in many self-driving cars and prototype cars to determine the distance between the car and objects, people, and other vehicles. This technology is also used in other technologies, including some iPhone models.
According to Bloomberg News, Apple is talking to a number of lidar suppliers engaged in next-generation hardware research. The report also stated that Apple has internally developed many software required for self-driving cars. However, according to Bloomberg News, Apple’s internal news quoted Bloomberg’s report that it would take at least five years before the car could be launched.
In recent weeks and months, there have been reports that Apple is negotiating with several automakers to make Apple-branded cars.
In January, a South Korean newspaper reported on a high-level meeting with Hyundai Motor, and plans to produce a “beta”
Nissan also disclosed to insiders last week, despite reports that Apple has not yet discussed it with Apple.
The spokesperson said: “However, Nissan has always been open to exploring cooperation and partnerships to accelerate industry transformation.”