Christmas is coming hot with the theme of the Big Apple’s autonomous car. Many rumors have circulated around this idea for years: tests with autonomous driving models, conversations with engine manufacturers, patents related to batteries … It is clear that within Apple, they are interested in immersing themselves in the automotive industry with a new car. which has been nicknamed “Apple Car”. On the other hand, current Tesla CEO Elon Musk says on Twitter that Tim Cook refused to meet with Tesla at worst to sell the company to Apple for a tenth of its real value.
Tesla senses Apple’s intentions to develop its own car
The mess of it all started with Reuters publication of a report claiming Apple would start producing your own car in 2024 with “next level technology”. In the report based on anonymous conversations around the Big Apple, it is made sure that Apple feels it has enough technology to consider mass production profitable enough to effectively distribute its Apple car around the world.
Former Tesla employee logs autopilot code to iCloud
Regarding technology, it has been said that a radical change in cost and battery life using a “single cell” design. In this way, it was planned to increase the amount of active material inside the battery by using lithium-ferrophosphate batteries. According to the source, this material allowed for greater safety and less overheating than other batteries.
During the darker days of the Model 3 program, I reached out to Tim Cook to discuss the possibility of Apple acquiring Tesla (for 1/10 of our current value). He refused to participate in the meeting.
– Elon Musk (@elonmusk) December 22, 2020
The disorder continues when Tesla CEO Elon Musk posted on his personal Twitter account a series of posts around Tim Cook and Apple. Apparently, “in the toughest times of Tesla’s Model 3,” Elon Musk tried to hold meetings with Apple to offer to sell the company for a tenth of its value. These conversions did not happen according to Elon and also the “battle” intensified following the first rumors of car manufacturing by Apple a few years ago.